Funkiest. Minnesotan. Ever.

A tribute to the musical icon.

  • Pepe Willie

    Photograph by Bill Phelps

    Q&A with Pepé Willie

    One of Prince’s earliest musical mentors opens up. Read more

    Dec 5, 2016

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    Photos courtesy of: Nate Ryan (Chastity Brown, POS), Alex King (KING), Jabari Jacobs (Lizzo), Tony Nelson (Sonny Thompson), Rich Peterson (Peter Parker), Asata Wright (Toki Wright), Rhymesayers Entertainment (Slug), Sarah White (Sarah White)

    The New Power Generation 2.0

    Prince’s influence on local music lives on, but—like the artist himself—it’s complicated. Read more

    Dec 5, 2016

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    Prince: The Peacock

    Fashion rebel. Sexy m.f.-ing dancer. Prince took swagger to freaky, fabulous heights, influencing a generation of designers and dancers. Read more

    Dec 5, 2016

  • The atrium at Paisley Park

    Photograph courtesy of Paisley Park/NPG Records

    A Curated Tour of Prince's Twin Cities

    Five itineraries. Twenty-five landmarks. One long purple journey. Read more

    Dec 5, 2016


  • KING band

    photo courtesy of KING

    KING Plays On

    Prince was famous for mentoring upstart artists. One of the final groups he took an interest in was KING. Just hours before they played their first Minneapolis show without Prince in the audience, they talked about the role he played in their lives. Read more

    Dec 5, 2016

  • Prince Performing

    Photo by Christopher Pillitz / Alamy Stock Photo

    Prince: The Hometown Kid

    Prince may have been a one-in-a-million talent, but he was also the product of multiple Minneapolis neighborhoods. Read more

    Dec 5, 2016