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Purple Rain and the Career Of Prince

Apr 8, 2008
Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When he grew up, he would become a well-known singer, song writer, record producer and an actor. His career started in the 1970s and he is still going strong today. Throughout his career, Prince has dabbled in a few different music genres, including rock, rhythm and blues, funk and pop and has always taken control of his own music. In fact, he has been known as a perfectionist where his music is concerned, which is probably why he has composed, produced and performed almost all of his music. Prince would also become known as an artist who was extremely protective over his own music. His need to control the music he created as well as how protective he was over it would cause him trouble in the future, but nothing serious enough to end his musical career.

Prince's parents went their separate ways when he was fairly young. He did not have a very good relationship with his step father and ran away. He then went to stay with his biological father for a while and it was then that he was given his first guitar. From that point on he practiced and experimented with music until he began his musical career in the mid 1970s. His cousin's husband, Pepe Willie was a great help to Prince and the start of his musical career. With this help and his determination, Prince went on to release his first album in April of 1978. This album would be the first of many more albums he would release later in his career.

Prince has always been extremely protective of his work, almost to a fault. He even went so far as to change his name to the title of a symbol in the early 1990s when he got into a dispute with the label he was under at the time. He didn't feel that they were allowing him to fully express himself and experiment with his music. It was the first step he took in order to get out of the contracts he was in, though he would return to his original name later on. He also got into a dispute with YouTube and eBay who were releasing his work without payment or proper authorization, which resulted in copyright infringement.

Prince has had many relationships, but it appears that his love is for his music. His music is what he puts his energy into and this could be a good reason why he is so protective of his work. It is probably why he had a difficult time remaining in contracts under other labels that he felt got in the way of his music. Music is an artistic expression and one cannot blame Prince for wanting to be able to express himself through his music, without the limitations on what he was allowed to do when under contract. Despite this, he would continue his musical career and would win numerous awards, including a few Grammy Awards. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
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