Drawing on new research and enlivened by Touré's unique pop-cultural fluency, I Would Die 4 U relies on surprising and in-depth interviews with Prince's band members, former girlfriends, musicologists, and even Bible scholars to deconstruct the artist's life and work.
Prince's baby boomer status allowed him to play a wise older brother to the latchkey kids of Generation X. Defying traditional categories of race, gender, and sexuality, he nonetheless presented a very traditional conception of religion and God in his music. He was an MTV megastar and a religious evangelist, using images of sex and profanity to invite us into a musical conversation about the healing power of God. By demystifying the man and his music, I Would Die 4 U shows us how Prince defined a generation.
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By Tanya P. Iida on 12-11-16
Wonderful! Surpassed expectations
I am a Gen Xer and a lifelong Prince fan and expert. I found Toure's knowledge of Prince and his research thorough and on point. Toure is also one of the best narrators I have heard in my 8 years as an Audible listener. I highly recommend this book.
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By Marc Leufroy on 12-06-17
Hot Garbage...Ear Poison
Hot Garbage. Only this clown could make Prince boring. I want to take up arms against the person who recommended this one... but then I remembered that he was a prankster and owed me one.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful