Prince

The Prince Estate Says No to TikTok-Famous Brand Trying to Trademark “Purple Rain”

Energy drink brand Bang has been barred from the Prince estate to trademark the phase 'Purple Rain' for a new… Read More

September 1, 2022

Brooklyn Public Library Has Launched a Vinyl Collection

Brooklyn Public Library has opened a vinyl collection for teen and adult cardholders to borrow up to three records at… Read More

August 18, 2022

Prince’s $156 Million Estate Reaches Settlement After 6 Years

Prince's $156 million estate has reached a settlement after a six-year court battle. The late singer did not leave a… Read More

August 5, 2022

The Essentials: Record Store Day 2022 — June Edition

The most crucial pick-ups for the second round of Record Store Day 2022 exclusives. Back like it never left, Record… Read More

June 16, 2022

Watch an 11-Year-Old Prince Advocate for Better Pay for Teachers in Unearthed Archival Video

Minnesota news channel WCCO has discovered archival footage of Prince at 11-years-old attending the Minnesota teachers strike in April 1970.… Read More

April 4, 2022

Prince’s Shelved 1986 ‘Camille’ Album Is Finally Getting A Proper Release

Co-owned by Jack White, Detroit independent label Third Man Records plans to issue the unreleased 1986 Camille album. Under his… Read More

March 16, 2022

Prince Estate Responds To Morris Day’s Post About The Time Name Dispute

Morris Day shared a post on Instagram saying that the Prince Estate told him he can no longer use the… Read More

March 3, 2022

Here’s What Navy Blue, Ivy Sole, Monaleo, Orion Sun & More Are Listening To In 2022

We tasked artists we'll be keeping an eye on this year with sharing what they're currently listening to: Navy Blue,… Read More

March 1, 2022

The Prince Estate Officially Valued At $156.4M

After a six-year legal battle, the estate of Prince has been valued at $156 million, nearly double its earlier appraisal.… Read More

January 18, 2022

Going Viral For Singing “Purple Rain” Ruined Karaoke for Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage says he's given up on karaoke after footage of him performing "Purple Rain" went viral in 2019. Nicolas… Read More

January 5, 2022

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Liv.e, Hiatus Kaiyote, Zack Fox, and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

October 15, 2021

Prince Estate Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Controversy’ with Previously Unreleased “Do Me Baby” Demo

Prince recorded the original version of "Do Me Baby" with former bandmate André Cymone in 1978. 40 years ago today,… Read More

October 14, 2021

Raphael Saadiq Reveals The Hilariously Petty Way He was Fired by Prince

Raphael Saadiq recounted his brief tenure in Prince's post-Revolution band on the latest episode of Questlove Supreme.  Though he's currently considered… Read More

October 1, 2021

Is This The Earliest Recording of a Live Prince Performance?

The Minnesota Historical Society may have accidentally uploaded video of Prince leading one of his first bands at the age… Read More

August 4, 2021

Morris Day Relives Prince’s Most Disastrous Performance

Morris Day (literally) adds a lens on the fabled night Prince was booed off stage by Rolling Stones fans. A… Read More

June 27, 2021

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Mndsgn, Fousheé, and More [Playlist]

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. This week’s set… Read More

June 4, 2021