hip hop music

August 6, 2004

Prince and Rick James

EDIT: Just after I posted this, and discussed Rick James in the previous post, the news broke that Rick died this morning. Wow. I kinda feel bad for having posted something so trivial in that context, but it was purely coincidental, and I think I will leave this up, if only to document that he was on our minds at the moment his loss was revealed.


[original post from before the news broke]

A member of our extended DJ family, who shall remain nameless, was recruited recently to DJ for a few of Prince's afterparties on his current concert tour.

At one of the parties someone came over from the VIP area to ask if our friend had any Rick James.. he promptly fished out "Give It to Me Baby," but before Rick made could make it through the first verse one of Prince's assistants rushed over with a look of concern. "Prince doesn't like this song," she instructed him, "please mix out of it immediately."

When our friend pointed out the guest who had requested it she rolled her eyes and explained "Oh, that's Morris Day, don't pay him any mind." Evidently Morris knew what would happen, and was playing a little joke.

Posted by jsmooth995 at August 6, 2004 3:21 PM

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