Andre Cymone Speaks On Early Days With Prince, Unreleased Funk + The Rick James Feud

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Andre Cymone waxes immemorial on his early days with Prince, unreleased music from the purple tandem and what really happened on the Battle Of Funk tour (aka Rick James' Fire It Up tour.) In a podcast interview that clocked in at over two and a half hours, Cymone told tales of his Minneapolis come-up with Prince, how the two of them were essentially fated to play with one another--dispelling any rumors of a feud between the two-- and explained what transpired when Prince's second tour merged with Rick James' tour and how the tension mounted between the two performers (rumor has it, James' crew was bit too lifted for the young one, go figure.) It's a big ole' bag of funk tales from one of the framers of the Minneapolis sound, so be ready to get learned by the ex-Revolution member with all of these stories and a slew of others below.

c/o The Prince Podcast