For all the tributes and words said about Prince, I’ve found the best to be the anecdotes told by those that knew him or were lucky enough to have spent some time in his inner circle. For example, this story told by The Roots’ drummer Questlove, who explains how he was once fired by Prince and replaced by Nemo — yes, that Nemo of animated fame.
I have no such stories to tell of Prince, other than being utterly blown away by every piece of music he released. The guy was a genius, could play everything, sing, dance, write killer tunes and lyrics, and more. I don’t care if he died of flu or a drug overdose or whatever. It doesn’t matter. He’s gone, and he won’t be coming back.
But his art will live forever, and I’ll be dipping into it for my own pleasure whenever I have the chance for as long as I’m able to.
RIP Prince — you legend.