Vincent Caruso is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago, IL. Musings on the topics of music, culture and politics have appeared in the likes of Prefix Magazine, the Daily Beast, Reason Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Design Bureau and others. Author of several regrets and producer of many aborted ideas. I believe in a higher power chord. Frequently cyberbullied at @vncnt_csmr.
30 Years Ago: Prince Swings Big With the ‘Love Symbol Album’
After proving he could still rule the charts, Prince took a wild left turn.
30 Years Ago: Prince Re-Introduces Himself on ‘My Name is Prince’
Armed with the New Power Generation, "My Name Is Prince" introduces a newborn decade to Prince's chameleon-like cultural adaptability.
Prince Shows Vulnerability on ‘I Wish U Heaven,’ But Only Briefly
Prince's "I Wish U Heaven" served as a short detour from the optimistic psychedelia that colored the majority of 1988's 'Lovesexy.'
Prince Pens ‘Eye Hate U’ as a Breakup Ballad to Carmen Electra
After catching Carmen Electra cheating on him, Prince wrote "Eye Hate U" and played it for her when they broke up.
Homesick for Superstardom, Prince Reaches for ‘Gold’
The closing track on the 17th album by Prince was supposed to rival his epic ballad "Purple Rain."
When Prince Recruited Maceo Parker for ‘Prettyman’
Prince had long admired the tight musicianship of the J.B.'s. But for 1999's 'Prettyman,' he finally got one into the studio.
Prince Reshapes Sheryl Crow’s ‘Everyday Is a Winding Road’
The mutual admiration was the beginning of what would be a lasting friendship between the two.
Prince Gets Spooky on ‘Others Here With Us’
A haunting unreleased track from 1985 sees Prince's dirty mind turn dark.
Prince Proves He’s a Baller With ‘The Daisy Chain’
And an obscure rapper featured on the track elaborates on the story behind it.
Prince’s Sly Stone Obsession Shines On ‘Walk Don’t Walk’
While the 'Diamonds and Pearls' album propelled Prince into the early-'90s mainstream, a brief detour on the album harkened back to a prominent musical influence.