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24Sep
2010
15

Janelle Monae Jams With PRINCE!

Prince & Janelle Monae. Photo: Claire Greenway/Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
Prince & Janelle Monae. Photo: Claire Greenway/Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Prince & Janelle Monae. Photo: Claire Greenway/Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

So Janelle Monae was in Minneapolis, MN last night at First Avenue and some purple spies tell us PRINCE was in attendance with his full band. 

Janelle had to Tweet before the show about First Avenue knowing it was where Purple Rain, the greatest rock n roll movie ever made, was filmed.

We heard after Janelle funkdafied First Ave, she headed back to Paisley Park, Prince's recording studios in Minneapolis for those who don't know, and jammed with Prince and his 8(?) piece band for a couple of hours with her and her band. 

Why oh why couldn't have someone filmed that?  All that funk in one place?  We might have passed out from the overload of true artists creating. 

Something special happened with Janelle as she had to tweet this:

Finally learning something that I have been trying to learn for a while! Yes!!!!

We also hear that PRINCE and the band checked out Esperanza Spaulding at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minnesota earlier in the week as well.

Janelle and Esperanza are GREAT musicians in their own right.  Make sure to check them out if you haven't already. 

With PRINCE set to tour Northern Europe next month, we wonder what other purple surprised we can expect soon?  One can hope, right?-Dr.FB

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18May
2010
20

Prince Almost Throws Down With Local Musicians

Wow.  Funk legend Prince showed up in his hometown of Minneapolis last Friday night at First Avenue, where the best rock & roll movie of all time, "Purple Rain" was filmed and released almost 26 years ago. 

A band of local musicians called GAYNGS was playing there and Prince was getting the itch to play.  So much so, he brought his own guitar, but decided "They don't need me" and did not take the stage. 

Prince is still rocking the no-makeup look and it is nice to see the brother smile.  We have been hearing he has been having a few good reasons to smile lately.

Check out the photos from that night HERE!!!!!!!!!!

He's still rocking the heels right?  Or are we getting some flat footed funk from the purple one?-Dr.FB

P.S. thanks to Douglas for the tip.