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I would die 4 u : why Prince became an icon

Author: Touré
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Atria books Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the life, work, and cultural influence of the celebrated and controversial singer, songwriter, musician, and pop-culture icon.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Prince.; Prince.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Touré
ISBN: 9781476737409 1476737401 9781476705491 1476705496
OCLC Number: 1149235650
Description: 163 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Prince's Rosebud --
The king of porn chic --
I'm your messiah --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: I would die for you
Why Prince became an icon
Responsibility: Touré.

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Examines the life, work, and cultural influence of the celebrated and controversial singer, songwriter, musician, and pop-culture icon.

Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture: Prince. 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 presents 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.--Publisher's description.

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