9 episodes

On each episode of The Prince Mixtape, we’ll meet people who knew Prince, worked with him, or simply loved him from afar. Host Nichole Perkins will dig deep into key moments of his life, like when his sexually liberated lyrics gave birth to the Parental Advisory Sticker, when he fought to own his masters, and when he rocked that infamous, delicious booty cut-out pantsuit. The first season of this series explored the unforgettable life of Princess Diana. On season two, just like a treasured mixtape from your favorite crush, the series is a reflection of all the care and passion, the big moments and small, that made up a life. Prince's life.

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    • 4.3 • 448 Ratings

On each episode of The Prince Mixtape, we’ll meet people who knew Prince, worked with him, or simply loved him from afar. Host Nichole Perkins will dig deep into key moments of his life, like when his sexually liberated lyrics gave birth to the Parental Advisory Sticker, when he fought to own his masters, and when he rocked that infamous, delicious booty cut-out pantsuit. The first season of this series explored the unforgettable life of Princess Diana. On season two, just like a treasured mixtape from your favorite crush, the series is a reflection of all the care and passion, the big moments and small, that made up a life. Prince's life.

    Minneapolis Always Been the Bomb

    Minneapolis Always Been the Bomb

    How did Prince Rogers Nelson become an international superstar? The story begins in Minneapolis in the 1970s. We speak to Prince’s first producer, Chris Moon, about helping Prince find his voice in the studio.
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    • 49 min
    She’s Doing What with a Magazine?!

    She’s Doing What with a Magazine?!

    How did Prince’s music end up being debated in the halls of Congress? Susan Rogers, the recording engineer on Prince’s Purple Rain album, shares what it was like making songs like “Darling Nikki” in Prince’s basement home studio. And scholar Lynnée Denise shares a personal story of how “Darling Nikki” impacted her life. 
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    • 39 min
    Barbarella Meets The Godfather

    Barbarella Meets The Godfather

    How did Prince become synonymous with ruffled shirts and peekaboo lace? The women behind his most iconic looks lift the veil on what it was like to dress and design for a style superstar. We’ll meet Marie France, Prince’s costume designer during the Purple Rain and Under the Cherry Moon eras, and Stacia Lang, Prince’s costume designer responsible for his infamous booty cutout pantsuit. 
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Love Symbol No. 2

    Love Symbol No. 2

    What inspired Prince to scrawl the word “slave” on his face and change his name to an unpronounceable symbol? Prince’s first manager, Owen Husney, scholar Lynnée Denise, and writer Anil Dash unpack Prince’s battle with his label to own his masters. 
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    • 37 min
    Nothing But The Funk

    Nothing But The Funk

    What made Prince such a unique performer? Musician and Prince muse Patrice Rushen, professor Kat Okedeyi, and writer Anil Dash explore how funk infused Prince’s performance style, including his Super Bowl Halftime Show and one of his last concerts ever. 
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    • 38 min
    Beyond The Lace

    Beyond The Lace

    How did Prince engage with the world? Prince was a quiet activist and some say a feminist. We talk to Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza about Prince’s activism. And professor Lynnée Denise helps us makes sense of Prince’s complicated relationship with women. 
     
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
448 Ratings

448 Ratings

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More please?!

This is an excellent podcast on our beloved Prince. The narrator is devoted. Great content with a funky background that really left me wanting more episodes! I have listened to them all, twice!

Gryphon MacThoy ,

Personal, Worldly, Honest, Clear, Loving

This podcast is a great example of how to hold love for a person while seeing all their faults. Not forgiving their mistakes, and loving them, still.
The interviews with people who worked with Prince are PRICELESS. A lesson in journalism.
Good work. I’m a Prince fam, too. My grief for the loss of him is alike unto yours. I know there are many we share this loss with. Our hearts are joined, still standing in the purple rain, laughing. And yes, I do know what Purple Rain is. Drink it up.

saving cash ,

If you were a teen in the 90s then you know

Loved all the stories about the sexist 5’3 high kicking artist ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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