Kiss – Challenge #175

Prince was originally named Prince Rogers Nelson, but he decided to changed his name to an unpronounceable Love Symbol which was a mash-up of the gender symbols for man and woman creating a new sexual gender representation that most computers could not make, so he was then called the Artist Formerly Known as Prince and eventually he changed his stage name back from the indecipherable glyph to Prince. Prince raised a Seventh Day Adventist, but in 2001 he became a devout Jehovah’s Witness, and he went door-to-door with The Watchtower newsletter. Prince wrote ‘Manic Monday’ for the Bangles, ‘I Feel For You’ for Chaka Khan, and ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ for Sinéad O’Connor. Prince is known for his hit song ‘Purple Rain’ and he credited Joni Mitchell for teaching him how to incorporate colors in his lyrics because of her ‘Big Yellow Taxi’.
Pantone a company known for hundreds of color tools in stock for graphic design, print, fashion, textiles gave Prince his own color named Love Symbol #2 inspired by his Yamaha piano. In April 2016, the Grammy Award-winning musician Prince who created more than 30 albums over a 40-year career died at the age of 57 from an accidental fentanyl overdose.

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Mazaratiwas an American R&Bbandformed in the mid-1980s by former Prince and The Revolution bassist Mark Brown, better known by the stage nameBrown Mark, orBrownmark. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, they became defunct as agroupin 1989. Theband’ssole hit was a song called ‘100 MPH’, which was written and co-produced by Prince Rogers Nelson. Mazarati asked Prince for a song for their debut album, so he took a break from hisParadesessions, the soundtrack to his second movie which was subtitled “Music from the motion picture Under The Cherry Moon”, which also became his eighth full-length studio album, and the third and final to be credited toPrince and the Revolution. Prince dashed off a minute-long bluesy acoustic demo for them on a mini tape recorder. Mazarati and producer David Z re-worked the song, giving it an irresistible funk groove. When Prince heard it…

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