He infamously changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in the 1990s during a dispute with his record label, Warner Bros. He started to become known then as the "Artist Formerly Known as Prince."
In 2000 when the singer's publishing contract with the company expired, he reclaimed the name Prince
I feel the same way about his music. Guy was weird, but liked his music and songs.. More great talent lost to drugs.. :banghead:I was a teen in the '80's. So yeah, Prince was cool. I loved his early music. And the movie Purple Rain was pretty good. This also was back when MTV actually played music videos.
Prince, like a lot uber talented and stupid rich artists, surround themselves with idiots who just say yes to whatever dumb idea they come up with. After Raspberry Beret he seemed to start the downward spiral. Yes, he had to abandoned his name to work around his contract. Yet his over the top eccentric weirdness lost me as a fan.
Still, he was a big part of my teen years with tons of great memories and possibly some terminate hearing loss.
As far as I am concerned, Kanye and his "Ilk" have done nothing productive in the music and or any other field. It's sad how many younger people think he and the KarTRASHian's and that type of "celebrities" are actually role models..........Just like the number of young people who claim they want to be a "reality star" for a living. Man are they headed for heartache and disappointment, plus they will be living in their parents basements till their parents die and they can move to the main floor............and this is just in......