OK, PRINCE fans. I just noticed that a ONENPG on Twitter was following me, and no one else. I then went to the web site behind the Twitter account, which is ONENPG.org and it made me really curious.
1st, the tweets, so far, are 3 and I embedded 2 of them below:
“We R the New Power Generation, We want 2 change the world
— ONE NPG (@ONEnpg) February 12, 2013
“We need a new breed...Leaders, Stand Up, Organize”
— ONE NPG (@ONEnpg) February 12, 2013
Then, I went to ONENPG.org and....I didn't know what to think.
Str3ngth In Numb3rs
One NPG Is A Global PRINCE Fan Collective United In A Single Mission: To Open The Vault.
Show Your Support By Adding Your Email: Together We Are One
It also states: PRINCE Is Likely The Most Prolific Artists, Having Created Hundreds Of Projects Over The Past 35 Years That Have Never Been Released. The Vault Is His Storied Depository For These Works.
This was something discussed in our very first Spreecast about a site run by the fans. Hmm. It can't hurt, so I added my email address and followed them back on Twitter.
What do U guys think?-DocFB
Diagnosis: Do U Wanna B In The New Breed?
My key Question is if this is officially sanctioned (a 3rd website, some kind of PR stunt etc. or promotion for something official to come) or just some kind of petition...??
Really would be a dream come true for me. Finally getting to hear songs such as Cosmic Day, Adonis and Bathshea, Traffic Jam, Go, The flesh sessions, The Divine, Love (Never has to say Godbye) and the list coud go on.
Giovanni777- I'm with you! Bring on new material and I'm old school... I want a cd or lp, with a booklet or liner notes etc! There are some old ones he has mentioned in interviews as being too good to release... I'd like to hear them. I'd also like a quality release of the Grand Progression! Otherwise...sometimes the past is just that...
if the fans get to hear the unreleased stuff that they want, it`ll be a dream come true for many people - that`s for sure.
If this were a collective to get Prince to release new music (via new albums in physical form), I'd be interested... if Prince was indeed involved. I'm one of the very few here that don't care as much about 'The Vault' as I do about new music/new directions. I really love "Screwdriver" (from lyric video version), but sadly, if it doesn't get released in high quality (and ideally in physical form as part of an album), I likely won't be listening to it again. For me, the shelf life (longevity) and rotation of an mp3/mp4 is about one day, whereas a great song on a great album is years long. The Lotusflow3r album is still in high rotation at my crib. 'Nuff said.
Prince is the only major star I know who has to engage his fans with multi-websites , after years of suing the living daylights out of thembsites. Lovely!
It would be highly unusual for him to decide to open the said "Vault." It's not like everything he's ever recorded has been done in the same fashion, so unless he has someone making digital archives, which would be costly... Who knows, some of the bootlegs out there may contain the best available versions of some of these tracks depending on how he recorded them anyway. The Vault could be master tapes, cassette tapes, digital stuff... A real hodgepodge (?). It's unlikely he will release anything that would trouble his conscience, so some stuff may not come out until after he's dead. He just said on TV last year he wouldn't be releasing this stuff but that someone else would someday (just before Welcome 2 Chicago), inferring after his death, but maybe not. He could do anything or nothing or change his mind. Sounds like a petition by someone else more than anything but time will tell, it could be a publicity stunt. From the Internet is dead to overkill? He already has my emails theoretically from how many websites now, including 3rdeyegirl? Why do I need to give it again? I shouldn't if it is him!
Doc, usually, I would jump in on this myself. However, with so many people trying to get access to Prince's music, it might be better to check this one out. What if Prince isn't behind this new twitter account? Prince is a genius and deserves only the best, period!
I am with teiemka on this one. If Prince wanted wanted them to be released they would be. I would pluck a guess that many documentaries, videos & albums, songs etc are in the fault for a reason. Prince understands his own genius & many of the stuff in his fault is for when he passes on, & will be released when he is gone from this world. I would also guess that his fault & estate will be left for music programs & music schools. I would guess that Prince tends to be around long after he is gone. No need to sign up to this site.
Please... Let this lead to my personal financial crisis... Hundreds, maybe thousands of jewels in the vault... For $0.88 a pop...
Love a mystery!!! Hmmmm, DJ Adam12 seems to be some kind of clairvoyant if my sleuthing skills are working ...
If Prince wants to release Vault tracks my voice is unimportant. A reminder for those that ain't old skool, his words not mine. "Whatever U heard about me is true I change the rules and do what I wanna do I'm in love with God, he's the only way 'Cuz U and I know we gotta die some day If U think I'm crazy, you're probably right But I'm gonna have fun every motherfuckin' night If U like 2 fight, you're a double-drag fool I'm goin' 2 another life, how 'bout U?" When tracks are released in lossless format I will buy them, just like in the last week. As a general recommendation to all, you should never openly volunteer your personal details unless absolutely necessary, this case is very unnecessary. ...not a killjoy just a realist.
Finding out it is fan made pretty much got to me. Besides the wording in the email that @SERPAN99 posted on Twitter... Just doesn't rub me the right way.
There is a problem with this websites security certificate indicating it belongs to a different web address possibly in an attempt to deceive you. Use caution!!!
I think it's a fake site created by a fan, as it says it's a :Mission to open the vault". Seems more like a petition.
I don't know Doc, we have seen his new web site already change it's name, 3rd eye girl seems to be working really well, why would he start another site? It's a bit all over the place if that is the case. He didn't really ever do twitter did he? I think we all know its not actually him behind the 3rd eye girl tweets, but his band memners right? It sounds a bit strange. I love this man and his music and what he has to offer, but yes, trust is something we afford him right? You're connected, can't you ask his people and let us know. You know we will trust you, and follow if it's legit!
Could be interesting... :) Looks cool with a nice clean layout. Like the vault image. Would be interesting to know who's behind it and what the gameplan is.... 20Pr1nc3 clearly looks more interesting every day... and Prince seems to be in better form than ever, always evolving as a musician and bandleader bringing us new, fresh and interesting sounds, songs and arrangements and still full of surprises. If we would somehow get as much as a glimpse into the Vault that would make this the best Prince year ever.
Entering your email is not entering your personal info... In case of doubt just create a new email account before entering it ;p
I'm in - I have signed up and followed on Twitter. Perhaps The Dawn IS finally coming! I think this could be great and am more excited than in a good while. This is a positive end to a rubbish day for me. •;-)
The problem with this is that trust is key. And key to trust is TRANSPARENCY. If people want to be taken seriously, if they want folks to enter their personal information (even if it is just an email), then they should have the courtesy to identify who they are.