The “Tribute” issue features an in-depth look at Prince’s life and his tremendous contributions in the music industry. The magazine also explores the Minneapolis native’s definitive sound and his relationship with super producer Jimmy Jam, frequent collaborator Sheila E. and comedian Tracy Morgan, who shared a hilarious story with The Hollywood Reporter about getting kicked out of The Purple One’s house.
Sheila E. says that she and Prince “always loved each other” and Jimmy Jam unsurprisingly contends that the Purple One’s “talent was singular, second to nobody.” We cannot argue with that.
Billboard will also explore Prince’s influence through his discography. His classic albums like Dirty Mind, 1999, Purple Rain, Sign O’ Times and many others are examined in the issue. Prince’s generosity as a songwriter having written songs for Sinead O’Connor, Sheila E. and others along with signing George Clinton and Mavis Staples to Paisley Park are explored as well.
Overall, Billboard takes an expansive look into the genius world of Prince. He may be gone, but he surely won’t be forgotten.
Billboard‘s Prince “Tribute” issue is currently on newsstands.