Classic Hip-Hop Cassette Single Rewind – Part 1

My actual cassette singles that are the subject of this post, pulled out of storage, and performing together for one night only. The introduction of MP3s and music streaming services have made it unquestionably easier for consumers to hear their favorite songs whenever they want. Billboard even tracks song streams as a metric for determining … Continue reading Classic Hip-Hop Cassette Single Rewind – Part 1

Prince – Graffiti Bridge (1990)

For some reason, Graffiti Bridge was the first Prince album with a Parental Advisory sticker despite relatively few actual curse words. I guess Prince had been on the PMRC radar since Darling Nikki and this was their payback. Dig if you will, a motion picture. A film, that in spite of the recent celluloid failure … Continue reading Prince – Graffiti Bridge (1990)

Press Rewind: A Prince Lyrics Podcast

Check out Press Rewind: A Prince Lyrics Podcast https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=349539So I've decided to expand my journey through music's recent past onto a new medium....Podcasting! I've taken my "Press Rewind" concept and created a Podcast that will be going through Prince's entire officially recorded catalog and delving into the lyrical content of each song. Considering the sheer … Continue reading Press Rewind: A Prince Lyrics Podcast

Prince – Batman (1989)

“Hi, Prince? It’s Warner Brothers. You know, the record company that signed you as an unproven teenage musician over ten years ago? The record company that pulled your already pressed record from distribution channels last year when you decided it was evil? The record company that really needs a commercial success from you after your … Continue reading Prince – Batman (1989)

Prince – Lovesexy (1988)

Prince's Lovesexy, also known as "the album where Prince is naked on the cover", certainly came about quickly. Primarily recorded in a two month burst from December 1987 and January 1988, Lovesexy was the response to Prince's "spooky electric" period in late 1987. There's been speculation about what caused this period of darkness and despair but … Continue reading Prince – Lovesexy (1988)