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These days, when someone dies, the Internet does something incredible. In a departure from comment section-trolling and incessant crying Jordan memes, people come together to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the departed. And it was no different this week with the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, an incomparable musical genius and undeniable cultural powerhouse
This week's edition of #BlavitySundayReads will be dedicated to the outpouring of writings that came in the aftermath of the Purple One's death, from remembrances of his incredible life, to the impact he had on fans' personal lives, to vintage interviews that attempt to give readers insight into Prince's wonderful mind
Read on below, go crazy, and punch a higher floor.
Members of the New Yorker
's cultural desk contributed to this post with stories about Prince and reflections on his 35-year career
Blavity contributor Denise Huxtabook wrote a concise history on Prince for all those who need to brush up on the King of Funk
Bill Wyman explores Prince's musical evolution with a thorough look at his defining albums
Steven W. Thrasher writes for the Guardian
about how Prince gave him (very explicit) permission to explore and go past the boundaries of what was expected for Black men
Buzzfeed's Nichole Perkins learned from the best- "Prince helped me achieve an honest and good sex life"
In this profile from 1985, Rolling Stone
writer Neal Karlen trailed Prince around Minneapolis after three years of silence from the mysterious artist
Alexis Petridis was abruptly summoned to Prince's Paisley Park Studios in 2015. He had no clue what was in store for him