History Music / PrincesAssociates

27th May '17 3:10:15 PM nombretomado
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The most successful Prince associates, and [[Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob's]] favorites. And probably the most famous too.

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The most successful Prince associates, and [[Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob's]] favorites. And probably the most famous too.
6th May '17 4:36:38 PM Camassia
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Mayte first joined Prince's [[strike:harem]] entourage in 1990 as a dancer, later graduating to occasionally contributing vocals in GratuitousSpanish. She then married Prince in 1996. They were due to become parents, but the baby died from a rare skull disease named Pfeiffer's syndrome a week after he was born. The marriage disintegrated after this traumatic event and Prince and Mayte divorced in 2000. Mayte has since returned to dancing and choreography.

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Mayte first joined Prince's [[strike:harem]] entourage in 1990 as a dancer, later graduating to occasionally contributing vocals in GratuitousSpanish. She then married Prince in 1996. They were due to become parents, but the baby died from a rare skull disease named Pfeiffer's syndrome a week after he was born. The marriage disintegrated after this traumatic event and Prince and Mayte divorced in 2000. Mayte has since returned to dancing and choreography.
choreography. In 2017 she published a memoir about her time with Prince called ''Literature/TheMostBeautiful.''
17th Oct '16 5:30:23 PM nombretomado
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Another protege in the grand tradition of Vanity and Apollonia, Brenda "Bria Valente" Fuentes began her association with Prince in late 2006, contributing backing vocals to "The Song of the Heart" (from the movie ''Film/HappyFeet'') and his album ''Planet Earth''.

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Another protege in the grand tradition of Vanity and Apollonia, Brenda "Bria Valente" Fuentes began her association with Prince in late 2006, contributing backing vocals to "The Song of the Heart" (from the movie ''Film/HappyFeet'') ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'') and his album ''Planet Earth''.
17th Aug '16 2:03:34 AM Morgenthaler
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Vanity 6 deserve a bit of a special mention since they were the first side-project Prince came up with on his own and produced an album for.[[note]]Prince ''had'' formed a rock band in 1979 called The Rebels, but they only recorded a handful of songs that were shelved. PaulaAbdul was later given their song "U" (heavily rearranged to not be rock), and "If I Love You Tonight" somehow made its way onto Mayte's album. And... uh, Prince pretends 94 East or Grand Central/Champagne, the bands we was involved with before going solo, never happened.[[/note]] So, basically the whole madness of Prince's empire of associates starts here.

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Vanity 6 deserve a bit of a special mention since they were the first side-project Prince came up with on his own and produced an album for.[[note]]Prince ''had'' formed a rock band in 1979 called The Rebels, but they only recorded a handful of songs that were shelved. PaulaAbdul Music/PaulaAbdul was later given their song "U" (heavily rearranged to not be rock), and "If I Love You Tonight" somehow made its way onto Mayte's album. And... uh, Prince pretends 94 East or Grand Central/Champagne, the bands we was involved with before going solo, never happened.[[/note]] So, basically the whole madness of Prince's empire of associates starts here.
23rd Jun '16 3:00:23 AM gewunomox
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It's little surprise then that Sheila took up drumming and quickly became really good at it, playing with such luminaries as George Duke, Music/MarvinGaye, Alphonso Johnson, HerbieHancock and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Lionel Richie]] before her early twenties.

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It's little surprise then that Sheila took up drumming and quickly became really good at it, playing with such luminaries as George Duke, Music/MarvinGaye, Alphonso Johnson, HerbieHancock Music/HerbieHancock and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Lionel Richie]] before her early twenties.
21st Jun '16 12:23:09 PM gewunomox
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Apollonia played Prince's girlfriend in ''PurpleRain'' and the entire band made an appearance. An album, ''Apollonia 6'', followed in 1984 but by this point Prince lost interest in his GirlGroup, since Apollonia told him that she was OnlyInItForTheMoney. While ''Apollonia 6'' featured much better production values and backing vocals from Wendy & Lisa and Jill Jones, it suffered from even weaker material than before and even more over-the-top "explicit" lyrics that stumbled bravely into Narmland, as seen by the hilariously stupid "Sex Shooter" and the HotForStudent song "Happy Birthday Mr. Christian". You know you're in a bad position when what's most notable about your album is what songs ''didn't'' make it - reportedly, Prince had considered "Manic Monday", "17 Days", "The Glamorous Life" and his duet with Apollonia, "Take Me With U", for inclusion on ''Apollonia 6'' before he geave them to TheBangles, himself, Sheila E. and himself again (on the ''PurpleRain'' soundtrack), respectively.

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Apollonia played Prince's girlfriend in ''PurpleRain'' and the entire band made an appearance. An album, ''Apollonia 6'', followed in 1984 but by this point Prince lost interest in his GirlGroup, since Apollonia told him that she was OnlyInItForTheMoney. While ''Apollonia 6'' featured much better production values and backing vocals from Wendy & Lisa and Jill Jones, it suffered from even weaker material than before and even more over-the-top "explicit" lyrics that stumbled bravely into Narmland, as seen by the hilariously stupid "Sex Shooter" and the HotForStudent song "Happy Birthday Mr. Christian". You know you're in a bad position when what's most notable about your album is what songs ''didn't'' make it - reportedly, Prince had considered "Manic Monday", "17 Days", "The Glamorous Life" and his duet with Apollonia, "Take Me With U", for inclusion on ''Apollonia 6'' before he geave them to TheBangles, Music/TheBangles, himself, Sheila E. and himself again (on the ''PurpleRain'' soundtrack), respectively.
20th Jun '16 10:55:42 PM gewunomox
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Vanity 6 broke up a year later in 1983, when Vanity suddenly dropped out of the Prince camp and gave up her role in ''PurpleRain''. Undaunted, Prince replaced her with Patricia "Apollonia" Kotero and re-named them "Apollonia 6". Vanity went on to release two albums on the Motown label and dated MotleyCrue's bass player, Nikki Sixx. She also started to abuse drugs, to the point where she was hospitalized and given a kidney transplant in 1994. From that point onward, Vanity reverted to her birthname and dedicated her life to God, becoming an evangelical minister in 1998. She died in 2016 at age 57.

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Vanity 6 broke up a year later in 1983, when Vanity suddenly dropped out of the Prince camp and gave up her role in ''PurpleRain''. Undaunted, Prince replaced her with Patricia "Apollonia" Kotero and re-named them "Apollonia 6". Vanity went on to release two albums on the Motown label and dated MotleyCrue's Music/MotleyCrue's bass player, Nikki Sixx. She also started to abuse drugs, to the point where she was hospitalized and given a kidney transplant in 1994. From that point onward, Vanity reverted to her birthname and dedicated her life to God, becoming an evangelical minister in 1998. She died in 2016 at age 57.
7th Jun '16 2:58:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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It's little surprise then that Sheila took up drumming and quickly became really good at it, playing with such luminaries as George Duke, MarvinGaye, Alphonso Johnson, HerbieHancock and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Lionel Richie]] before her early twenties.

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It's little surprise then that Sheila took up drumming and quickly became really good at it, playing with such luminaries as George Duke, MarvinGaye, Music/MarvinGaye, Alphonso Johnson, HerbieHancock and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Lionel Richie]] before her early twenties.
25th Apr '16 11:18:32 AM woohookitty
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* {{Sampling}}: Prince later sampled the orgasm in "Vibrator" a few times for his band Madhouse, and for his own song "Orgasm" off the album ''Come''. Vanity is credited as "she knows" for the latter.

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* {{Sampling}}: Prince later sampled the orgasm in "Vibrator" a few times for his band Madhouse, and for his own song "Orgasm" off the album ''Come''. Vanity is credited as "she knows" for the latter. The orgasm was also sampled in Lady Cab Driver from 1999.
22nd Apr '16 2:47:00 PM BDF5000
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So, there's this guy named {{Prince}}, you may have heard of him...[[SelfDeprecation Skinny motherfucker with the high voice]], [[IAmTheBand plays every instrument known to man]], made some really catchy tunes, quite the SmallNameBigEgo sometimes, [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder wrote nearly a thousand songs]].

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So, there's this guy named {{Prince}}, you may have heard of him...[[SelfDeprecation Skinny motherfucker with the high voice]], [[IAmTheBand plays played every instrument known to man]], made some really catchy tunes, quite the SmallNameBigEgo sometimes, [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder wrote nearly a thousand songs]].



Prince's associates generally come in a few flavours depending on songwriting:

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Prince's associates generally come in a few flavours flavors depending on songwriting:



Vanity 6 broke up a year later in 1983, when Vanity suddenly dropped out of the Prince camp and gave up her role in ''PurpleRain''. Undaunted, Prince replaced her with Patricia "Apollonia" Kotero and re-named them "Apollonia 6". Vanity went on to release two albums on the Motown label and dated MotleyCrue's bass player, Nikki Sixx. She also started to abuse drugs, to the point where she was hospitalized and given a kidney transplant in 1994. From that point onward, Vanity reverted to her birthname and dedicated her life to God, becoming an evangelical minister in 1998.

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Vanity 6 broke up a year later in 1983, when Vanity suddenly dropped out of the Prince camp and gave up her role in ''PurpleRain''. Undaunted, Prince replaced her with Patricia "Apollonia" Kotero and re-named them "Apollonia 6". Vanity went on to release two albums on the Motown label and dated MotleyCrue's bass player, Nikki Sixx. She also started to abuse drugs, to the point where she was hospitalized and given a kidney transplant in 1994. From that point onward, Vanity reverted to her birthname and dedicated her life to God, becoming an evangelical minister in 1998.
1998. She died in 2016 at age 57.



The most successful Prince associates, and [[Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob's]] favourites. And probably the most famous too.

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The most successful Prince associates, and [[Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse Jay and Silent Bob's]] favourites.favorites. And probably the most famous too.



* SpokenWordInMusic: Some of their songs eschew ending in favour of repeating the backing track and adding dialogue that may or may not be all that funny. The song "Chili Sauce" is five straight minutes of seductive dialogue, while "Wild and Loose" features two sets of dialogue at once: groupies who were happy to have met Morris in the left channel and the band in the right, culminating in Morris meeting the girls again in the center channel, unable to remember who they are.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: Some of their songs eschew ending in favour favor of repeating the backing track and adding dialogue that may or may not be all that funny. The song "Chili Sauce" is five straight minutes of seductive dialogue, while "Wild and Loose" features two sets of dialogue at once: groupies who were happy to have met Morris in the left channel and the band in the right, culminating in Morris meeting the girls again in the center channel, unable to remember who they are.



The band itself was short-lived, lasting barely a year before Peterson left, sick of Prince's {{Control Freak}}ism. Still, it marked the beginning of Prince'ss long-term collaboration with Eric Leeds, for what it's worth.

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The band itself was short-lived, lasting barely a year before Peterson left, sick of Prince's {{Control Freak}}ism. Still, it marked the beginning of Prince'ss Prince's long-term collaboration with Eric Leeds, for what it's worth.



Sheila's solo albums after leaving Prince's organisation were {{New Sound Album}}s somewhat, introducing Latin and jazz influences into her upbeat pop-funk. She took a long break from her solo career after the horribly-titled ''Sex Cymbal'', presumably out of embarrassment that she put out an album titled ''Sex Cymbal''[[note]]we can't blame her for that[[/note]], and played with various other musicians (including being part of three versions of Music/RingoStarr's All-Starr Band). She also reunites with Prince every once in a while for live concerts and contributed to his album ''3121''.

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Sheila's solo albums after leaving Prince's organisation organization were {{New Sound Album}}s somewhat, introducing Latin and jazz influences into her upbeat pop-funk. She took a long break from her solo career after the horribly-titled ''Sex Cymbal'', presumably out of embarrassment that she put out an album titled ''Sex Cymbal''[[note]]we can't blame her for that[[/note]], and played with various other musicians (including being part of three versions of Music/RingoStarr's All-Starr Band). She also reunites with Prince every once in a while for live concerts and contributed to his album ''3121''.



[[caption-width-right:300:I'm Ingrid Chavez, and [[Memes/BioWare this is my favourite]] [[Franchise/MassEffect coffee on the citadel]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:I'm Ingrid Chavez, and [[Memes/BioWare this is my favourite]] favorite]] [[Franchise/MassEffect coffee on the citadel]].]]



Chavez next played Prince's romantic interest in ''Graffiti Bridge''. It was during the filming that she, Music/LennyKravitz and Andre Betts co-wrote and recorded Madonna's famous hit "Justify My Love" - reportedly, Chavez came up with most of the lyrics and Kravitz thought sampling Music/PublicEnemy would be a nifty idea.[[note]]Judging by the success, turned out it was.[[/note]] A solo album followed, ''May 19, 1992'' (released, oddly enough, in 1991), which combined Chavez's spoken-word poetry with atmospheric backing music composed by Prince and was favourably reviewed, one critic comparing it to "an entire album of 'Justify My Love's".

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Chavez next played Prince's romantic interest in ''Graffiti Bridge''. It was during the filming that she, Music/LennyKravitz and Andre Betts co-wrote and recorded Madonna's famous hit "Justify My Love" - reportedly, Chavez came up with most of the lyrics and Kravitz thought sampling Music/PublicEnemy would be a nifty idea.[[note]]Judging by the success, turned out it was.[[/note]] A solo album followed, ''May 19, 1992'' (released, oddly enough, in 1991), which combined Chavez's spoken-word poetry with atmospheric backing music composed by Prince and was favourably favorably reviewed, one critic comparing it to "an entire album of 'Justify My Love's".



Here's another interesting case. In 1990, Prince started forming a new backing band for himself, after the Revolution imploded in 1986 and his newer, untitled backing band was starting to wear thin. He christened them the New Power Generation and their members are:

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Here's another interesting case. In 1990, Prince started forming a new backing band for himself, after the Revolution imploded in 1986 and his newer, untitled backing band was starting to wear thin. He christened them the New Power Generation and their members are:
were:



Prince's latest backing band, [=3RDEYEGiRL=] is a three-piece rock and blues outfit. Not much is known about them presently, but they've proven in concerts and television appearances that they are a very solid and promising band. Prince placed the call to each member between 2010 and 2012, and created the band name himself – he didn't tell the girls the name, instead letting them find out when Jimmy Fallon called them by it during a live television appearance. Unfortunately, Prince being Prince, he had to screw them out of solo success by releasing his own album ''ART OFFICIAL AGE'' on the same day as their album.

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Prince's latest final backing band, [=3RDEYEGiRL=] is was a three-piece rock and blues outfit. Not much is known about them presently, but they've proven in concerts and television appearances that they are were a very solid and promising band. Prince placed the call to each member between 2010 and 2012, and created the band name himself – he didn't tell the girls the name, instead letting them find out when Jimmy Fallon called them by it during a live television appearance. Unfortunately, Prince being Prince, he had to screw them out of solo success by releasing his own album ''ART OFFICIAL AGE'' on the same day as their album.



Prince decided to repay their hard work by being a complete JerkAss towards them, turning each tour between 1984-1986 into a game of "How can I piss off Wendy and Lisa today?" (answer: giving Leeds Wendy's solos on "Purple Rain", expanding The Revolution with more musicians, antagonising Wendy by bringing her twin sister Susannah in the band and getting romantically involved with her, etc). Prince's asshole behaviour towards Wendy and Lisa in ''Film/PurpleRain'' [[FunnyAneurysmMoment wasn't exactly acting.]] In fact, Prince's conflict with the two was one of the key intra-band conflicts that eventually led to Prince's disbanding of The Revolution in 1986.

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Prince decided to repay their hard work by being a complete JerkAss towards them, turning each tour between 1984-1986 into a game of "How can I piss off Wendy and Lisa today?" (answer: giving Leeds Wendy's solos on "Purple Rain", expanding The Revolution with more musicians, antagonising antagonizing Wendy by bringing her twin sister Susannah in the band and getting romantically involved with her, etc). Prince's asshole behaviour behavior towards Wendy and Lisa in ''Film/PurpleRain'' [[FunnyAneurysmMoment wasn't exactly acting.]] In fact, Prince's conflict with the two was one of the key intra-band conflicts that eventually led to Prince's disbanding of The Revolution in 1986.



After he left the Prince camp, he built his own studio (named [=StarVu=] Studios), worked on some videogame soundtracks, created a sample library, put out a solo album named ''Ultrasound'' in 2001, and signed an exclusive management deal for Europe with the company Mozart & Friends. Presumably this will lead to his releases being actually distributed in Europe.

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After he left the Prince camp, he built his own studio (named [=StarVu=] Studios), worked on some videogame video-game soundtracks, created a sample library, put out a solo album named ''Ultrasound'' in 2001, and signed an exclusive management deal for Europe with the company Mozart & Friends. Presumably this will lead to his releases being actually distributed in Europe.
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