RAW DOGMA                                                                       written by Nkrumah Steward
Prince Ignores some of his best work
"raw dogma" by Nkrumah Steward, creator of 8BM.com

Now I know why people get obsessive about the things that they love, they are digging themselves in the trenches to fight the inevitable “change”.
No one will ever be able to take the original Star Wars films away from me.
Its no secret that I am not a fan of the "touched up" versions.
You know the one where Han Solo shoots Guido in cold blood. That's the one I like not the remastered version where Han Solor shoots Guido ONLY after Guido shot at Han Solo first from point blank range from across a table in a bar and missed his head by 4 feet.
Prince’ music from 1980-1983 will live on forever. I have it on CD. I don’t have to worry about someone coming in a reissuing it and acting like they never existed.
Although maybe now Prince wishes that they didn’t.
Prince has announced that he will never sing about 50 of his own songs again because of their explicit content.
"You can't push the envelope any further than I've pushed it. So stop. "What's the point? So much of what we see on TV and hear on the radio is debased. I will not add to that."
I wonder if he will stop collecting royalties from those 50 songs as well? Maybe he could send those checks to me instead? No sense in living well off of those songs that help further debase radio, right?
I loved Prince’s music. I was introduced to Prince by listening to the Electrifying Mojo here in Detroit when I was a kid.
Songs like Irresistible Bitch, Lady Cab Driver, Nasty Girl, Let’s Pretend We’re Married, Controversy, Little Red Corvette, these songs defined Prince for me when I was a kid.
Did I like him BECAUSE he used the word “fuck”?
No.
But that was a part of it. Not the word but what he was saying by using the word.
One of the things that made Prince’s music different was that he pushed the envelope.
Prince said things that other people wouldn’t say.
That is not what is going on today in music nor is it related to what Prince did back in the day.
Today artist use vulgarity like it’s the only way the know how to communicate.
No one ever accused Prince of being vulgar for the sake of vulgarity. It was about conveying the passion he had in his message through his lyric.
Rawness has its place. The trick is to know where.
At one time he knew this and that is why I believed he used it.
There is something about expletives that just cut to the quick because of how we as society perceive them.
When I heard that Prince had become a Jehovah’s Witness I knew it was only a matter of time and something like this was going to happen.
Now Prince really does make music for my parents.

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Source: Prince Drops Rude Songs, Contactmusic.Com, 3/16/2006
same difference

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