Daily Archives: March 20, 2016

Prince Memoir Coming In Fall 2017



Prince will finally release his memoirs in a book scheduled for a 2017 Fall release. Publishers Spiegel & Grau describe the project as “an unconventional and poetic journey through his life and creative work.” Prince will obviously talk about his inspirations, childhood and how he came to love music. But will he give readers the scoop in his own words of his rivalry with the late Rick James? What about any of his numerous relationships with women? What will he say about Vanity? Did he ever come to really accept rap music? Will he go into depth about all the music he made in the ’80’s like his factory of offshoots including The Family, Madhouse, Vanity Six etc. Will he separate the facts from the fiction in Purple Rain? There is no title for the book yet but it is already one of the most anticipated books of 2017.


Throwback: Salt-N-Pepa-Shoop


“Shoop” was one of the songs to lead Salt-N-Pepa’s fourth album Very Necessary to multi-platinum success. Salt and Pepa co-wrote “Shoop” and Mark Sparks and Salt produced the song. R.Kelly, A Tribe Called Quest, Keith Sweat, Blackstreet, Jodeci and Johnny Gill all appeared in the video shot at Coney Island in Brooklyn. They had already approached the subject of sex on their previous album with the single, “Let’s Talk About Sex” but “Shoop” “None Of Your Business” and “Whatta Man” evolved the conversation. Their sexy image and shameless approach to the physical side of relationships paved the way for the explicit styles to come from Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj. “None Of Your Business” received the first Grammy for women rappers and Very Necessary made them the first women in rap to sell more than a million copies of an album. In 2016 “Shoop” reached another generation because of its placement in the superhero movie Deadpool. Salt-N-Pepa’s 2016 tour starts March 25th in Charleston, West Virginia.