Join host Darling Nisi and special guests as she discusses the life, work, legacy and impact of Prince, from a woman's perspective.
Reclaiming the Black Body : Prince, Intellectual Property and the Rights of Publicity
With the outcry about Prince's estate taking down unauthorized fan merch, commentary on what Prince should or shouldn’t have released, or even fiery opinions about “what he would have wanted”, there is important historical context that should be explored. With special guest Anjali Vats, we place Prince's crusade for the control of his own intellectual property in context with the historical struggle of Black people and their agency or lack thereof over their own bodies and bodies of work.
Planting Flags in the Funk : Prince, Black Exceptionalism and the Myth of the Magical Negro Part 2
In this episode, we conclude this two part discussion this time examining three areas : "The Mandingo Factor", "The Cool Factor" and "The Tragic Figure".
Guests : Kamillah Cummings, Erica Thompson and Tonya Pendleton.
Planting Flags in the Funk : Prince, Black Exceptionalism and the Myth of the Magical Negro Part 1
Commentary around Prince often notes his “magical” quality as he seemed to be someone who defied definition or even understanding. In this 2-part episode, we thread the connotation of the word “magic” through the trope of the “magical Negro” to weave a nuanced conversation exploring Prince’s embodiment of Black exceptionalism.
Guests : Kamillah Cummings, Erica Thompson, Tonya Pendleton
The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Muse 2 the Pharaoh returns with special guest Janelle Bellgrave of So Above. She is an astrologer, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, clairvoyant intuitive, and meditation instructor. In this episode, we discuss Prince’s Natal (Birth) chart to explore what the stars have to say about the story of Prince’s life.
The Fandoms of Legacy Artists
It’s been about 4 years since we lost Prince and we’re still finding our way in how to navigate as a fandom without him. In this episode, we reach outside the purple bubble to connect with another fandom that has been dealing with this for over a decade now. With special guest MJFANGIRL, we discuss what it’s like to support the legacies of Prince and Michael Jackson.
Shockadelica : Examining Bias Against Women in the Purple World
What did you just feel? What is it about Prince that makes us so suspicious of the women in his life? Why are some ladies celebrated while others are disparaged? Why aren’t Prince’s later associates not also allowed to be multi-dimensional? We have a discussion about the prejudice against women in the purple world and explore the artistry of his later proteges, muses, and associates.