Watch Prince Diss Questlove For A Cartoon Fish, The World And Generally Be The King Of Shade.

I’m not ready to take the news seriously yet. Not, because I’m delusional or in disbelief but, I honestly always thought of Prince as just some fixture. The mental image of that one-word-entity simply has not changed as long as I’ve been conscious of him because, well the real human hasn’t changed much either throughout the years. He’s also a larger-than-own-life character. What I mean by that is, there is Prince (the apparently air-breathing, water-drinking being capable of passing guy) then there’s the idea of Prince.  Unlike most stars, these two were not separate. These beings were one in the same.

They say “all the best artists are a little crazy”. NO WHERE is that more true, sincere, and paradoxically apparent than in real life Prince anecdotes. Here are a few to laugh and gawk at…

1. Prince Vs. Fela Kuti, Questlove & Golf Cart Speed Limits

Prince likes Finding Nemo… A LOT. He demonstrates his appreciation for Questlove but, he definitely loves Finding Nemo more.

Key Quote: “He’s not payin attention and he’s concentrating on being a pool shark. He walks over to my booth and is like ‘play something else ” (paraphrased)

 

2. Prince Vs. Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, The World, Justin Bieber, Beck (?), Halle Berry, Larry King, Madonna, Michael Jackson AGAIN, Birthdays and Aging, and Kim Kardasian

The music speaks for itself and will be touched on later. The mind is psychotically genius. The one human part of Prince we can all replicate but, obviously can’t duplicate is the SHADE.
You might roll your eyes, or give a slight “psssh” at perceived peons in your presence.
His Purpleness always found a way to take it to another level – a level “Bye Felicia” couldn’t quite dismiss you enough to. A level deeper than any seat you wish would swallow you up as Prince OWNED you. Mean teenage girls (even of 2016) would look like angels compared to this Divo (which is apparently a word. who knew).

Key Quote: “I can’t be played… a person tryna play ME – plays themselves

3. Prince Vs. Common Sense In General 

This is generally the lengthiest Prince anecdote available and every minute of it unravels more and more layers of Prince mystery that leads to more moments of ‘WTF JUST HAPPENED?”

From mark 11:30 this quote of WTFness ensues
Key Quote: “Prince doesn’t comprehend things how you and I do… he’s been living in Prince world for some time now. Prince will say… ‘its 3 o’clock in the morning…in Minnesota I really need a camel. GO GET IT‘… he doesn’t understand why someone can’t process a simple request like that

 

4. Prince Vs. Basketball Interviews, Common Sense, and Questlove ANOTHER AGAIN

DAMN Prince! BACK AT IT AGAIN with NO respect for other’s time in general, and a peculiar obsession with 3 AM disturbances!

Key Quote: “We weren’t supposed to call him Prince, and to avoid hitting his head with a basketball I’m like PR—… He brings the ball back, and he’s giggling like ‘na na na na na, YOU didn’t know what to call me

 

My Take: This dude was the best of times, and the best of the worst of times for his friends. He was an inconvenience and difficulty they chose to invite into their lives over and over again for reasons they couldn’t quite comprehend themselves. There should be an ENTIRE podcast or even animated TV series of just Prince anecdotes. They are masterpieces that write themselves. Long Live Prince – King of Shade!
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Throwback Thursday: Bee Gees – “Night Fever”

Dancin my way to recovery of this flu (luckily not pneumonia which is somehow still a thing going around in 2016) Night Fever. Phuck this Flu though, check THESE brothers out! How bad ass can a disco video be? Should the artists or ANYONE be dancing in it? Sure. If they were basic and predictable like very other sucka in those videos. NOT THESE BOYS. Slight boppin is all you’ll be gettin from these legends. Want more? TOUGH LUCK! “Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees.” They don’t need to entertain you!

Midnight Snack: Michael Jackson – “The Earth Song”

Ben and I had a brief argument about breaking down “Thriller” for this scary month of October… Very well might, but for now – let’s mull over this selection I definitely do NOT phuck with! The Earth Song is mad eery, fam! Let’s start with the spaced out minor keys. Right there, you’re already ominous for no phuckin reason. Then, he adds the organs and harp strings being strummed by the fingers of the invisible dark hand of the free market killing Michael’s sunrise and rain.

Did you ever stop to notice all the children dying of war?” NOPE… sorry, Michael. The hand is invisible, and it covers its eyes so all that stuff is invisible to it. It’s all of us…killing all of our children… and the rain, and the sunrise, and the dead elephants in that video. HOLY $HIT, that’s a phucked up video, Michael!
The most messed up part is when the Earth has had enough, and blows back. HARD! The invisible hand of the market is badass and coddles badasses like Donald Trump, but it’s no match for mother nature’s fury – especially if she has blood coming out of her “wherever”.
Afterall, the earth will survive US. WE ain’t $hit. The Earth has seen far worse times and things than our invisible hand.  There was that one time a big assteroid crashed into the Earth, and kinda killed every breathing thing in it. Know who survived that? EARTH. Then there was that giant were SEVERAL Ice Age (s), where every breathing thing was frozen… Guess who else survived that? EARTH AGAIN. EARTH is a rider. Earth will be fine. Will we? Maybe that’s what scared Michael. Maybe that’s some scary $hit to consider…naaaah. We’ll be fine! I’m jus blowin smoke..into the OZONE LAYER!

P.s.
What up, Great Barrier Reef? Everything cool? Catchin a deadly wave?

Flashback Friday: Top 10 Durag Moments Of All Time… And A Lie

Ben’s freakin out ALL MONTH about spider eyes which he describes as  “loose remnants of damned human souls” among other things that scare him, and folks again mass shootin again. My birthday is Monday, and I wanna laugh. I’ll laugh at the young me trying sleeping with a durag on to “get them waves on lock”. Then one day, I woke up with the headache those usually come with, and realized “Wait a minute.. I’m African.. My hair’s suPPOSED to be nappy AF. Skip All that!” It’s been nap city every since, on this side! Ain’t no lookin back, baby! Well maybe just this once…

Join me, and take a trip with us down memory lane on this week’s Top 10 Moments In Durag History: Continue reading Flashback Friday: Top 10 Durag Moments Of All Time… And A Lie