Prince To Publish A Career Accumulating Memoir in 2017

| March 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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In what is sure to be one of the most anticipated memoirs in music history the Purple one announces his memoirs will be delivered in 2017.

To a packed room at Avenue nightclub in New York City’s Meatpacking District, Prince announced Friday evening that he will be taking his talents to the page and writing a memoir, his first original book. But for the icon, it’s just another feather to his purple cap.

“You all still read books, right?” the singer, clad in gold sequined pinstripe pajamas, quipped at the show. “This is my first one. We just started working on it. My brother Dan is helping me with it. He’s, um, a good critic. He’s not a yes man at all. We’re starting at the beginning, from my first memory, and hopefully we can get all the way to the Super Bowl.”

The book, whose working title is The Beautiful Ones, will be published by Random House’s Spiegel & Grau imprint and is slated to arrive in fall of 2017. “Prince is a towering figure in global culture,” acquiring editor Chris Jackson said in a press statement, “and his music has been the soundtrack for untold numbers of people — including me — for more than a generation; his creative genius has provided the musical landscape for our lives. Millions of words have been written about Prince — books and articles, essays and criticism — but we’re thrilled to be publishing Prince’s powerful reflections on his own life in his own incandescently vivid, witty, and poetic voice.”

At 57, Prince still remains one of music’s most prolific talents, having released four albums in the last 18 months. Most recently, he dropped the excellent, two-part HITnRUN collection.

Prince, who just regained control of his masters and once again signed another deal with Warner Bros. But after years of saying he was just a slave for the company, sources say it was to save the struggling record company.

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , http://darnellmmusic@gmail.com/ or https://twitter.com/@darnellmmusic/

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