Prince's Mythical Vault Has Reportedly Been Drilled Open
When Susan Rogers, a Paisley Park engineer hired at the behest of Prince, first joined The Purple One in his fabled Chanhassen, MN compound, one of her very first order of business was to compile the man’s mammoth catalogue of studio outtakes, demos, live and music videos into what is now simply known as The Vault. Since then, that trove of purple perfection, mainly comprised of tracks deemed incongruent with a current project, has amplified in step with the mystique of its source, mainly due to its for-privileged-eyes-and-ears-only protocol.
Now, with his estate in limbo and a gaggle of friends and relatives looking to take over the legendary haul, The Vault and all of its inhabitants are in great jeopardy, depending on precisely which side of the line you fall on. According to ABC News, the mythical trove has been cracked by Bremer Trust, a Minnesotan company granted temporary administration over the princely grounds, likely in an effort to take a final tally on the commas associated with an already sizable initial evaluation on the estate. It has yet to be revealed what the next step is in the evaluation process, or whether the world will ever hear any of the findings of this heist-like seizure, but for now, we know that Prince’s vault has been opened and there’s no turning back from that, for better or worse.
If you’re looking to familiarize yourself with just how massive this collection is rumored to be, peep the clip down below, where Rogers and a grip of Prince’s confidants speak to the vault’s mythical contents, said to be anywhere from 800-2,000 songs deep.