Vincent Caruso is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago, IL. Musings on the topics of music, culture and politics have appeared in the likes of Prefix Magazine, the Daily Beast, Reason Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Design Bureau and others. Author of several regrets and producer of many aborted ideas. I believe in a higher power chord. Frequently cyberbullied at @vncnt_csmr.
Homesick for Superstardom, Prince Reaches for ‘Gold': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The closing track on the 17th album by Prince was supposed to rival his epic ballad "Purple Rain."
Prince Reshapes Sheryl Crow’s ‘Everyday Is a Winding Road': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The mutual admiration was the beginning of what would be a lasting friendship between the two.
Prince Gets Spooky on ‘Others Here With Us': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
A haunting unreleased track from 1985 sees Prince's dirty mind turn dark.
Prince Proves He’s a Baller With ‘The Daisy Chain': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
And an obscure rapper featured on the track elaborates on the story behind it.
Prince’s Sly Stone Obsession Shines On ‘Walk Don’t Walk': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
While the 'Diamonds and Pearls' album propelled Prince into the early-'90s mainstream, a brief detour on the album harkened back to a prominent musical influence.
25 Years Ago: The ‘Love Symbol Album’ Showcases Prince’s Versatility
Prince's second album with the New Power Generation dispelled any doubts about the state of Prince's conceptual depth and versatility.
Prince Gets Weird on the Terrifying ‘Bob George': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Prince's 'Bob George' was a manic digression into confrontational booty-bass schizophrenia.
Prince Runs Far Away From the Mainstream With ‘The Rainbow Children': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
"The Rainbow Children," a 10-minute jazz-inflected epic, was an extravagant expression of Prince's identity regained.
When ‘Annie Christian’ Haunted Prince’s Seedy, Art-Punk Fever Dream: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The mélange of themes on Prince's 'Controversy'—scandal and sensation; politics and religion—converge on the album's bizarre detour.
Prince Introduces Himself to a New Generation with ‘My Name is Prince': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
Armed with the New Power Generation, "My Name Is Prince" introduces a newborn decade to Prince's chameleon-like cultural adaptability.