I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon (Hardcover)
Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Toure investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture:
Drawing on new research and enlivened by Toure’s unique pop-cul...
ITEM#: 14361498Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Toure investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture:
Drawing on new research and enlivened by Toure’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.
|Genre||MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock|
|Publisher Date||2013-03-19 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.65 lb|
|Subtitle||Why Prince Became an Icon|
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