Hoy nos tocó escribir y lamentar la muerte de uno de los iconos más influyentes de la cultura pop de las últimas décadas. Al igual que David Bowie, Prince es un artista muy especial ya que su estatura se mide por el número de artistas que lo citan como influencia. Aunque Prince era notorio por el control que ejercía sobre su obra (el hacía TODO en sus discos: escribir, componer, cantar, arreglar, producir, y claro, tocaba todos los instrumento), eso no quiere decir que carecía de admiradores entre sus pares. Al contrario, la comunidad artística tiene una deuda enorme con Prince, no sólo por sus aportaciones a la música popular, sino además por su estricta postura en defensa de los derechos de autor, especialmente en la era digital. En otras palabras, si no ves por aquí ningún video de YouTube o algún playlist de Spotify, eso se lo debemos al hombre de púrpura.
Aquí te compartimos las reacciones por redes sociales que despertó en la comunidad artística la muerte de Prince.
My heart is broken. There are no words.
I love you!
— SheilaEdrummer (@SheilaEdrummer) April 21, 2016
Prince was a true gentleman, a king among men. He was as sharp and as talented as they come. I’m so glad I was lucky enough to work with him
— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) April 21, 2016
Sad to hear Prince has passed away. Condolences to his family. To God we belong, to Him we return pic.twitter.com/D17LUW5q05
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) April 21, 2016
sometimes it snows in april.
— el-p (@therealelp) April 21, 2016
R.I.P. His Purple Majesty. Thank you for everything.
— CHVRCHΞS (@CHVRCHES) April 21, 2016
Can’t even process this… We’re in the studio like… Referencing his stuff every day. Every day!
— FUNKLORDZ™ (@Chromeo) April 21, 2016
Damn. RIP to a true legend. The world won’t be the same without Prince’s crazy ass.
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) April 21, 2016
I can’t believe he has gone. Thank you for everything Prince. You will always be The Greatest #RIPPrince
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) April 21, 2016
“Devastated to hear the news about Prince. An enormous talent that we were all big fans of.” – Duran Duran pic.twitter.com/478Q9dVF7K
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) April 21, 2016
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) April 21, 2016
I can’t believe the Greatest has gone 💜
— Jessie Ware (@JessieWare) April 21, 2016
CHANCE THE RAPPER
None of prince’s albums are available in digital format. You Have to find a physical copy. I appreciate that, bout to go an adventure
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 21, 2016
— Lorde (@lorde) April 21, 2016
— Nicolas Jaar (@nicolas___jaar) April 21, 2016
I can’t fucking breathe right now
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 21, 2016
Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) April 21, 2016
This is so heartbreaking💔 I had this Prince pic drawn on my wall years ago because his music inspired so many R.I.P😥 pic.twitter.com/60msa6hm3I
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) April 21, 2016
In Minneapolis right now…and it’s raining…
— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) April 21, 2016
ICON, end of an era truly over. Damn no wonder I couldn’t sleep this whole time! Love U prince. U taught us everything
— Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) April 21, 2016
Now he's REALLY the artist formerly known as Prince.
— Mike Burkett (@FatMike_of_NOFX) April 21, 2016
I just cannot believe prince is dead. We are all so profoundly influenced by the great man. RIP
— luke pritchard (@lukekook) April 21, 2016
Doves cry. Long Live Prince
— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) April 21, 2016
mourning the loss of the greatest warrior to ever exist in the fight for intellectual property. who screamed "YOU WONT OWN ME". RIP prince..
— baby h (@halsey) April 21, 2016
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i’m not even gonna say rest in peace because it’s bigger than death. i never met the man (i was too nervous the one time i saw him) and i never saw him play live, regrettably. i only know the legends I’ve heard from folks and what i’ve heard and seen from his deep catalog of propellant, fearless, virtuosic work. my assessment is that he learned early on how little value to assign to someone else’s opinion of you.. an infectious sentiment that seemed soaked into his clothes, his hair, his walk, his guitar and his primal scream. he wrote my favorite song of all time, ‘when you were mine’. it’s a simple song with a simple melody that makes you wish you thought of it first, even though you never would have – a flirtatious brand of genius that feels approachable. he was a straight black man who played his first televised set in bikini bottoms and knee high heeled boots, epic. he made me feel more comfortable with how i identify sexually simply by his display of freedom from and irreverence for obviously archaic ideas like gender conformity etc. he moved me to be more daring and intuitive with my own work by his demonstration – his denial of the prevailing model…his fight for his intellectual property – ‘slave’ written across the forehead, name changed to a symbol… an all out rebellion against exploitation. A vanguard and genius by every metric I know of who affected many in a way that will outrun oblivion for a long while. I’m proud to be a Prince fan(stan) for life.