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This week might get a little brighter with a possible new Prince release. The only thing getting in the way is a lawsuit filed by the Prince estate.
According to a press release that’s making its rounds, an entire EP of unreleased music from the late, great Prince is expected this Friday on the one-year anniversary of his death. Rogue Music Alliance is set to drop Deliverance, a six-track project that’s already available for pre-order on iTunes. The EP will reportedly include “new, undiscovered studio recordings from 2006 – 2008,” all written when Prince was an independent artist, “protesting what he saw as an unjust music industry.”
While some fans are ecstatic about the new release, the Prince estate is totally against it. Along with Paisley Park Enterprises (Prince’s primary business entity), the Prince estate filed a lawsuit against longtime Paisley Park engineer George Ian Boxill, claiming that he’s trying to exploit the recordings for his own personal benefit. The lawsuit further says that Boxill has no right to the recordings because of a 2004 confidentiality agreement saying all the recordings are the sole and exclusive property of Prince.
Prince was known to be very thorough when it came to the ownership of his music, so this comes as no surprise. We’ll have to wait to see if we’re getting a new Prince project or not.
17 Artists You Probably Didn't Know Were Influenced By Prince
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1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince's "Purple Rain"
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2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal sound
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3. Prince can be found in Pharrell's unique musical style
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4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of times
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5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by Prince
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6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love"
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7. Andre 3000's style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by Prince
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8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on Instagram
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9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation's Prince
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10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboy
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11. Soul crooner D'Angelo has covered Prince's “She's Always in My Hair”
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12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered "How Come You Don't Call Me"
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13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple One
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14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.
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15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her 'Born This Way' album
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16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments...sound familiar?
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17. Lenny's musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCag
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