Who Was Prince?

Who Was Prince?

Who Was Prince? is the ultimate look at the greatest and most mysterious musician of the modern era. Prince was a genius singer, songwriter, guitarist, and performer but how did he create so much music, what was he like as a person, what was his childhood like? This eight episode series is built on interviews with people who were close to him—people who played in his bands, managed his career, engineered his music, or dated him. We explore his multiple personalities, his love of basketball, his insane work ethic, his ability to play almost every instrument, his love of clothes, his turbulent childhood where he left his parents, his romantic life, his baby who died after a few days, and his tragic end. We hear stories about Prince and Liz Taylor, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, and many more. This is a deep look inside the life of an unforgettable man.

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August 16, 2021 41 min

Toure sits down with super producer Jermaine Dupri to discuss Prince, his music and inspiration. He also shares his personal insights on who Prince really was.

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Prince’s death was traumatic for all of us who loved him. But for the people in his inner circle, who saw it coming, it hit really hard. They knew there was a drug problem and they tried to help but all they could do was watch him spiral down. We talk about Prince’s drug problem and what it was like to watch him near the end and how the people who loved him responded to his death.


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Prince was the love God so we have to ask—What was it like to date him? What was it like to be proposed to by him? What was it like to be in bed with him? We talk to women who dated him, who were engaged to him, who slept with him about what he was like as a lover.


Executive Producers: Touré, Chris Colbert, Adell Coleman, & Ryan Woodhall

Technical Producer: Byron Hunt

Distributor: DCP Entertainment

Hosted by: Touré

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July 26, 2021 40 min

Prince’s clothes and his hair were everything. He had his own in-house fashion team that designed and constructed clothes for him. But who and what influenced his looks? We talk about Prince’s style and his aesthetics as well as the unspoken vibe that existed between him and his favorite collaborators.


Executive Producers: Touré, Chris Colbert, Adell Coleman, & Ryan Woodhall

Technical Producer: Byron Hunt

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What was it like to work for Prince? It could be Heaven, it could be Hell. He gave people opportunities to succeed and to do jobs that they would not have gotten from anyone else. He changed people’s careers by elevating them to roles they didn’t know they could fulfill. But he could also be a very tough, demanding boss. He could make people cry.


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July 12, 2021 38 min

What musicians influenced Prince? Who shaped him and his music? The list is long and varied and includes some surprising names. Yeah, you can see the influence of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix, but there’s another musician who’s an even more powerful influence, someone who seems like Prince’s cultural father. 


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July 5, 2021 53 min

Prince’s youth was painful and traumatizing. He left his Mom's house because he felt unloved and then he got kicked out of his Dad’s house because, well, you’ll see. He was 13 years old and adrift in the world and angry at his parents but once he found a place to live with was a loving, surrogate mom, he began to flourish. But his drive to become a superstar begins there, at age 13. He needs revenge—he had to prove to his paren...

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Prince was truly the hardest working man in showbiz. He played almost every instrument, he made a song a day, and his recording sessions routinely lasted 24 or 48 hours. Sometimes 72 hours. We talk to people who were in the studio making music with Prince to dive into what it was like being in the studio with him.


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June 19, 2021 34 min

Prince was complex. We dive into this deep look at who he really was by exploring his multiple personalities—the musicians in the Revolution had names for the four personalities they saw consistently. That’s right, four. If you were close to him he could be a joy to be around but he could also be very difficult. Toure once played one on one and two on two basketball with him at Paisley Park. We start our journey into Prince’s world...

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Who Was Prince? is an epic 8-part series where we talk to Prince's collaborators, girlfriends, managers, all sorts of people who were close to him to find out who he really was.


Who Was Prince? Find out on June 19th, 2021!

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May 24, 2021 2 min

Who Was Prince? is an 8-part series about the legendary and mysterious musician, Prince. We'll hear from his friends, lovers, bandmates, and more as we take a deep dive into the world of the Purple One.

Who Was Prince? Find out on June 19th, 2021!

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April 18, 2020 3 min

Who Was Prince? is the ultimate look at the greatest and most mysterious musician of the modern era. Prince was a genius singer, songwriter, guitarist, and performer but how did he create so much music, what was he like as a person, what was his childhood like? This eight episode series is built on interviews with people who were close to him—people who played in his bands, managed his career, engineered his music, or dated him. We...

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