I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became An Icon
An investigation into one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture – Prince.
Drawing on new research the book relies on surprising and in-depth interviews with band members, former girlfriends, musicologists, and even Bible scholars to deconstruct Prince’s life and work.
Prince’s baby boomer status allowed him to play a wise older brother to the latchkey kids of generation X. Defying traditional categories of race, gender, and sexuality, he nonetheless presents a very traditional conception of religion and God in his music. He was an MTV megastar and a religious evangelist, using images of sex and profanity to invite us into a musical conversation about the healing power of God. By demystifying the man and his music, I Would Die 4 U shows us how Prince defined a generation.
- Atria Books
- 19 March 2013
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