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Reply #90 posted 04/30/16 7:44am

gigilamorosa

I LOVE Bruno Mars, by to me, the person I have my eye on as far as being an innovator and pushing the limits is The Weeknd.
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Reply #91 posted 04/30/16 8:19am

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can someone please move this thread to non prince?

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Reply #92 posted 04/30/16 8:21am

CynicKill

We just have to wait and see.

I can see Bruno right now probably retooling his album in hopes of possibly being the next...

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Reply #93 posted 04/30/16 8:41am

Ingela

gigilamorosa said:

I LOVE Bruno Mars, by to me, the person I have my eye on as far as being an innovator and pushing the limits is The Weeknd.


I love the Weekend too, but what you hear in him are his battery of great producers who write and produce his songs. Max Martin and all the other producers doing the same great work on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and everyone else on the top ten. These behind the scenes producers are the real torch bearers for greats like Prince.

Besides, like Bruno, hes also way too old already.
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Reply #94 posted 04/30/16 8:50am

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Prince: "There'll Never B Another Like Me."

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Reply #95 posted 04/30/16 11:28am

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can someone please move this thread to non prince?

U got that one right!

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Reply #96 posted 04/30/16 11:37am

scorp84

This same torch passed down from James Brown to MJ and Prince, is the same torch MJ handed back to Prince, who upon exit, blew out in a single exhale. No more, folks.
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Reply #97 posted 04/30/16 11:42am

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No!

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My reaction exactly
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Reply #98 posted 04/30/16 11:43am

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I've always been a fan of Bruce Willis' musicianship.







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Reply #99 posted 04/30/16 11:44am

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Comparing Bruno Marz to Prince to me is like comparing Britney Spears to Kate Bush. Gross.

I couldnt agree more. THe entire premise is the stupidest shit I have heard this year.

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Reply #100 posted 04/30/16 11:48am

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swissbeats2k said:

yvanehtnioj1214 said:

I've always been a fan of Bruce Willis' musicianship.

Hahahahaha


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Reply #101 posted 04/30/16 11:50am

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scorp84 said:

This same torch passed down from James Brown to MJ and Prince, is the same torch MJ handed back to Prince, who upon exit, blew out in a single exhale. No more, folks.


Lunacy. MJ didn't hand shit. Prince never needed Motown, that's not his origins.

The Colors R brighter, the Bond is much tighter
No Child's a failure
Until the Blue Sailboat sails him away from his dreams
Don't Ever Lose, Don't Ever Lose
Don't Ever Lose Your Dreams
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Reply #102 posted 04/30/16 11:54am

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Bruno Mars isn't fit to tie the shoes of Prince.

Also the industry is far too organised nowadays to allow a unique talent like Prince to arrive. Prince had the unique opportunity to have creative freedom from the start, not worry about sales and grow into the genius he was meant to be.

The industry won't allow that now. You might get one album but after that if you aren't shifting units and earning back your advance - next!

Working away from major labels obviously allow you much more room to grow but of course the exposure is far less, even with the online network.
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Reply #103 posted 04/30/16 11:55am

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bonatoc said:



scorp84 said:


This same torch passed down from James Brown to MJ and Prince, is the same torch MJ handed back to Prince, who upon exit, blew out in a single exhale. No more, folks.


Lunacy. MJ didn't hand shit. Prince never needed Motown, that's not his origins.


It's not about origins. It's about inspirations.
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Reply #104 posted 04/30/16 11:57am

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scorp84 said:

This same torch passed down from James Brown to MJ and Prince, is the same torch MJ handed back to Prince, who upon exit, blew out in a single exhale. No more, folks.

MJ to Prince, seriously? Michael was at his peak just as Prince was, two completely separate artists. If anything it was MJ who felt threatened by the force that was and always will be Prince.
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Reply #105 posted 04/30/16 12:00pm

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No! [img:$uid]http://www.theroot.com/content/dam/theroot/blogs/the_grapevine/2016/04/all_of_the_greatest_prince_gifs_you_could_ever_need/tumblr_n9qvk8570x1r3s3a3o1_500.gif[/img:$uid]

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The one time that I've been able to look at a Prince pic and smile.........I so agree.

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Reply #106 posted 04/30/16 12:00pm

scorp84

kano said:

scorp84 said:

This same torch passed down from James Brown to MJ and Prince, is the same torch MJ handed back to Prince, who upon exit, blew out in a single exhale. No more, folks.

MJ to Prince, seriously? Michael was at his peak just as Prince was, two completely separate artists. If anything it was MJ who felt threatened by the force that was and always will be Prince.


We're not going down this road. I said the torch was passed down to MJ AND Prince. MJ passed it BACK to Prince because he passed away before Prince. Got it?
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Reply #107 posted 04/30/16 12:14pm

emesem

You guys remind me my dad when he used to tell me that Prince was not worthy to even sing James Brown songs. If you cant tell the difference between Britney and Bruno Mars or, hell, the difference between Kate Bush and Prince....then I question how you guys even became Prince fans in the first place.

FUNKYNESS said:

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Comparing Bruno Marz to Prince to me is like comparing Britney Spears to Kate Bush. Gross.

I couldnt agree more. THe entire premise is the stupidest shit I have heard this year.

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Reply #108 posted 04/30/16 12:56pm

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Bruno is clearly the most talented pop star of his generation, but I don't think he will carry the torch. To carry the torch means, you have to take what came before and expand beyond it. I don't see Bruno pushing pass Prince in terms of music and performance.

The thing that got me was when producer Mark Ronson said it took 4 to 5 months to complete Uptown Funk. At first, I thought maybe they worked on it a little at a time over the course of a few months. But no Ronson was almost bragging that the spent a tremendous amount of time trying to perfect this track. Is he serious? They spent all that time working on a rudimentary funk track that Prince could spit out in his sleep by himself in a few hours. A track that most funk bands could record in a few days. For all that time, I would expect something on the level of Crystal Ball or All My Dreams.

Take a look at the songwriters for Uptown Funk.

Jeff Bhasker, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, Nicholas Williams, Devon Gallaspy, Lonnie Simmons, The Gap Band, Rudolph Taylor

If they needed 9 songwriters, what exactly are his skill sets in the studio? There were also three producers.

Mark Ronson, Jedd Bhasker, Bruno Mars

If Mark and Bruno are multi-instrumentalists and producers, why couldn't they both just bang out this song by themselves over a weekend?







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Reply #109 posted 04/30/16 1:48pm

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It´s not because I am a Prince fan, but I still didnt see nobody in this generation that has the genius of Prince (and Bowie). Maybe somebody will appear, but not Bruno. He is talented, but no genius

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Reply #110 posted 04/30/16 6:52pm

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emesem said:

Ha the org's generational bias on display here.

It's not a generational thing, it's a talent thing. lol

If someone were to "take the torch," it would most certainly not be him.

Maybe Van Hunt?

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Reply #111 posted 04/30/16 7:42pm

Ingela

Yeah its not a generational thing. Hes just too old. He's basically all down hill now. I love Bruno, but If he was going to become a true great, that time has past. He's looking at playing smaller and smaller gigs now that he is getting older and older without ever getting to that level of even a Britney Spears. She was Bruno level in her late teens, he's in his mid 30's. No one all of a sudden becomes a genius in their mid 30's. Most legends had a legacy by then and were coasting. Legends start phoning it in by their 30's. He would be an anomaly.
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Reply #112 posted 04/30/16 7:45pm

CynicKill

I don't know his last album did six million copies.

In todays market that's practically Diamond status.

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Reply #113 posted 04/30/16 7:52pm

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As others have mentioned, Bruno lacks that charisma.
I saw his Video set in a strip club, and he still doesn't have that sexual chemistry.
Prince - even dudes were saying that if he looked at them that way, they just might...you know.
Prince had that extra something.
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Reply #114 posted 04/30/16 8:05pm

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It´s not a generational thing. I would LOVE to see new artists that could be the new geniuses. But I dont see that in Mars, Timberlake or Alicia Keys. They are very talented, but not geniuses.

Kendrick Lamar is maybe the most interesting of this generation. Bowie, Prince and George Clinton liked him. But I dont see him with the potential to be as great as these ones yet.

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Reply #115 posted 04/30/16 8:15pm

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Reply #116 posted 04/30/16 9:51pm

Ingela

I would say adele is on the trajectory. Lets see where she goes. Onviosly not an in a diffent way amd not the experimenatal side as Prince, but she has written some incredible songs at an early age, and an amazing voice. and she is still really young.
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Reply #117 posted 05/01/16 12:38am

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That torch extinguished over a week ago, and it's no re-lightable.

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Reply #118 posted 05/01/16 12:46am

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Reply #119 posted 05/01/16 1:13am

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databank said:

Comparing Bruno Marz to Prince to me is like comparing Britney Spears to Kate Bush. Gross.

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D' is the only artist alive that could even cover a Prince track to at least a basic standard

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