Throughout his career, Prince Rogers Nelson crossed many genres, pop, rock, punk, R&B, jazz, soul, and funk. He created funky jams from Erotic City to Housequake to Musicology. This presentation addresses an understudied and essential fact that Prince Rogers Nelson is funky. This presentation will outline his contribution to the funk genre through a study of his collaboration with funk legends, including The Time, George Clinton, Sly & The Family Stone, Larry Graham and Maceo Parker, Chaka Khan, Mavis Staples, and Rick James.
African American Studies | Music | Musicology
Foy, Andrea, ""My Name is Prince, and I am Funky!" Prince’s Funk and How He Helped Bring It to a New (Power) Generation" (2021). Content Presented at the First and Second Dayton Funk Symposia. 25.