His royal badness.
"No other artist of the rock & roll era compares to Prince. He was the rare combination of a visionary pop conceptualist and master musician who could capture the sounds he imagined, a quality that fueled his remarkable success in the 1980s."
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com
Prince gave away the song "Manic Monday," originally written for the band Apollonia 6, to The Bangles. According to Bangles drummer Debbi Peterson: "[Prince] really liked our first album. He liked the song 'Hero Takes a Fall', which is a great compliment, because we liked his music. He contacted us, and said, 'I've got a couple of songs for you. I'd like to know if you're interested,' and of course we were. One of the songs Prince brought to the group was 'Manic Monday', written under the pseudonym of Christopher."
Two turntables and a microphone - Born in the Bronx.
Birthed from the underground clubs of Chicago and New York.
Electronic dance music born in Detroit.
Soul music makes a return.