Category Archives: The Black Album

2 Nigs United 4 West Compton: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 112 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I invited Jerry Bonner back to the show to get his Black Album story and to briefly talk about the mostly instrumental track, “2 Nigs United 4 West Compton.” What’s going on at the beginning of this song, and who came up with the song’s title? We break it down on this episode.

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The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Superfunkycalifragisexy: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 111 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Todd Sanzone (@PRN4EVR on Twitter) returns to chat with me about the funky, freaky, and little twisted Black Album track, “Superfunkycalifragisexy.” Prince harkens back to familiar themes such as club culture, exploring sexuality/sexual freedom, and buckets of squirrel meat. Yeah, we don’t know who Maurice is either.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

Press Rewind Podcast can be found @PressRewindPod on Twitter & Instagram. Facebook & YouTube links below.

https://www.facebook.com/PressRewindPod

https://www.youtube.com/c/PressRewindPrinceLyricsPodcast

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Bob George: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 110 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Snax (snaxonline.org) and I take a dark trip into the mind of a psychotic, jealous, violent, and misogynistic alter-ego on “Bob George” from the legendary Black Album. Despite the disturbing imagery presented in the song, there’s a lot of humor to lighten the mood between gunshots and threats. This R-rated cinematic track is definitely funky, so, Bob, if you’re out there, let me see you dance.

You can find more about Snax & his music using the links below.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

Press Rewind Podcast can be found @PressRewindPod on Twitter & Instagram. Facebook & YouTube links below.

https://www.facebook.com/PressRewindPod

https://www.youtube.com/c/PressRewindPrinceLyricsPodcast

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Dead On It: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 109 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics PodcastScott Woods and I get busy, too scizzy while discussing anti-rap diss track, “Dead On It” from the infamous Black Album. Prince was clearly not impressed with some of the early rap songs he heard, and I have an unconfirmed theory as to which song might have set him off.

Scott’s writing and where to purchase his book, Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods can be found using the link below.

My new Prince book is out! – Scott Woods Makes Lists (wordpress.com)

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

Press Rewind Podcast can be found @PressRewindPod on Twitter & Instagram. Facebook & YouTube links below.

https://www.facebook.com/PressRewindPod

https://www.youtube.com/c/PressRewindPrinceLyricsPodcast

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Cindy C: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 108 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Rhonda Nicole and I discuss the lyrics to the sometimes flattering but often disturbing “Cindy C.” The song comes off as a plea for attention from supermodel Cindy Crawford, but it also sounds desperate and a bit cruel. Like most Prince songs, any cringeworthy lyric blows are softened by a slammin’ groove and a dope, if plagiarized, rap by Cat Glover.

Make sure to check out Rhonda’s music on Spotify, Bandcamp, or through her website, rhondanicole.com.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Le Grind: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 107 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Micah Simpson from the Purple Underground YouTube channel is back to help me talk about this nouveau dance called “Le Grind,” which served as the opening track on Prince’s legendary Black Album aka The Funk Bible. While the Black Album has its dark moments, there is also a lot of fun as well, and this song is a funk and sweat-drenched good time.

Check out the Press Rewind discord at discord.gg/f8Ueuym and join us in discussing all things Prince.

Press Rewind Podcast can be found @PressRewindPod on Twitter & Instagram. Facebook & YouTube links below.

https://www.facebook.com/PressRewindPod

https://www.youtube.com/c/PressRewindPrinceLyricsPodcast

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!