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Prince, or Gen X god? Lary Wallace takes issue with Prince scholar Touré’s interpretation of the iconic musician’s appeal in his new book I would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon:

But it’s in those chapters where things go dreadfully, drastically, wrong, as Touré devotes page upon page to the Earth-stopping claim that a lot of Prince’s story songs, when you look at them closely, are really a lot like the storylines in pornos. Then, most egregiously of all, he goes hunting at great length for religious symbols to support his claim that Prince wants to be our messiah, and that being our messiah is how he became an icon. Touré doesn’t have to hunt far to find these things — it’s right there in the very song from which Touré’s taken his title.

Read the whole review here.

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    A) There’s a Prince scholar?? B) Can’t wait to read this.
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    Esa pelusa que tiene Prince jaj
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