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Miguel Talks Prince In Lost Interview Footage From SXSW 2012

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Miguel discusses music and his feelings about Prince during a backstage interview with Sama'an Ashrawi - the trill gladiator behind the All-Star Tribute To UGK documentary and Yasiin Bey's commentary on Palestine - at SXSW 2012. The interview arrives better late than never, surfacing miraculously one year after the decidedly unfortunate occasion of a hard drive crash. The accidental retrospective sheds new light on Miguel's sound and personal influences - soul and classic rock included - prior to the massive success of "Adorn." Prince takes precedence during the conversation, as Miguel explains why Purple Rain is his favorite Prince release and speaks highly of the legendary rocker's ownership of his sound and how that has influenced his approach. Take a look at the footage below to get the full explanation from Miguel.