Nile Rodgers Scrapped a Chic Song About Prince After His Death

We are getting a new Chic album this year.

READ: Rock Hall Class Of 2017 Inductions Were A Thug’s Dream [Recap]

Called It’s About Time, the album is the first from the legendary group in 25 years. Nile Rodgers, the group’s leader, announced the album at the end of 2016. During that time, he mentioned that he was partially motivated by the death of his friend Prince.

READ: Nile Rodgers To Be The Subject Of 3-Part BBC Documentary

So when we hear that Nile Rodgers had recorded a song for Prince, we’re not surprised at all. Pitchfork recently sat down with the legendary rockstar before he was getting ready to perform at Glastonbury.

Rodgers talked about the song, called “Prince Said It,” and how it came about:

“The last two times I saw Prince was playing on stage with him and then him coming to my show. So the album was talking about that. As a matter of fact, there is a song on the album that the working title is ‘Prince Said It,’ and it was about my conversations with Prince. But after he passed away, it felt wrong. It felt uncomfortable.”

The other interesting aspect of the interview is the status of the album. Rodgers’ main problem now? He has too much music, telling Pitchfork “I have too many songs. I don’t believe in putting out a double album of new stuff, because to me, an album is like a film.”

SOURCE: Pitchfork 

Dimas Sanfiorenzo

Dimas Sanfiorenzo is the Managing Editor for Okayplayer. He specializes in coverage centered around music, pop culture, and politics. Email:

Published by
Dimas Sanfiorenzo

Recent Posts

Best Songs of The Week: Navy Blue, Benny Sings, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop… Read More

March 24, 2023

7 New Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of March 24)

Navy Blue leads our spotlighted albums of the week. The Brooklyn rapper released his impressive… Read More

March 24, 2023

JAY-Z Achieves $2.5 Billion Net Worth

In a new report, Forbes revealed that hip-hop's first billionaire, JAY-Z, now has a net… Read More

March 24, 2023

Watch Ash & Pikachu Take One Last Walk On ‘Pokémon’

After 26 years of anime series Pokémon, Pikachu and Ash Ketchum star in the latter's final… Read More

March 24, 2023

Danny Brown & JPEGMAFIA Are ‘Scaring the Hoes’ on Their New Album

Alternative rap wordsmiths Danny Brown and JPEGMAFIA have released their debut collaborative album Scaring the… Read More

March 24, 2023

Listen to Navy Blue’s Major Label Debut, ‘Ways of Knowing’

On Thursday, Navy Blue released his Def Jam Recordings debut LP Ways of Knowing, fully… Read More

March 24, 2023