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Outside the Purple Fog: Minneapolis’ Unsung R&B Scene That Yielded Prince

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Outside the Purple Fog: Minneapolis’ Unsung R&B Scene That Yielded Prince

Jonathan Kirby writes for Billboard: During the two years I spent researching and compiling Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound, Prince was everywhere and he was nowhere.

He moved through the Twin Cities like an apparition, a being you might encounter after taking a hit of DMT or getting a concussion. In a metropolis responsible for very few household names, Prince was constantly felt, if rarely seen. Legend of two individuals named Prince were kept alive through local folklore; the old-timers spoke of a quiet-but-confident guitar wunderkind named Prince Nelson who fled the Gopher State to become the guy everyone else knew: Prince. Just Prince.

The story of the Minneapolis Sound begins in a much different place than it ends. Click on the link below to read more…

Author: Jonathan Kirby, Billboard

Read More/Original Source: http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/record-labels/7341737/outside-the-purple-fog-minneapolis-unsung-rb-scene-that

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