Touré - I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon

"Drawing on new research and enlivened by Touré’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."

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Original edition (March 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476705496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476705491
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches


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