Case in point, President Roosevelt used the radio to bring the nation through the Great Depression and a large part of World War II. The radio has also helped to propel the American cultures into other cultures. Prince is my personal favorite artist. Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7 1958. He is a musician, multi-instrumentalist, a manager, composer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.
Prince began his music writing when he was seven years old and started singing as a teenager in 1974 and is still active in the music industry today. Prince writes and produces his own music and plays most of the instruments himself. Prince has sold over 100 million records worldwide in his career, earning 33 Grammar nominations winning 7 awards. He also has two albums awarded the Grammar Hall of fame award and has also won four MET Video Music Awards. “When Doves Cry’ and “Purple Rain” are a couple of my favorites of the song Prince sings. Prince is a brilliant musician, a ministering performer, studio wiz kid and according to cultural commentator Tour, A Generation X Icon”. (Tour, 2013) Generation X were kids born between 1965-and 1982, a generation defined by divorce. Prince’s music cached out to rock, funk and soul. He wanted to attack the music business in a way that he once stated, “l don’t to be Just famous within the black community, I want the world. I want everything. “(Tour, 2013) Prince knew from the start what he wanted to do and where he wanted to go.
He has succeeded with hard work and talent but he also lived a life that prepared him to understand the generation X experiences. He wrote songs that would speak to the important things in the lives of the generation x era, such as their dreams, fears, longings and anxieties. “In announcing Prince’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (the ceremony s scheduled for March 15), the Hall itself summarizes its case thusly: “Self-produced since his debut at age 20, Prince is one of the most unpredictable as well as one of the most magnificently charismatic figures in the entire pop landscape.
His fusion of rock, funk, soul, metal and punk has defied all stereotypes. “(Today,) Prince went in the music business when there was actual segregation present. There was the urban department for black artists and the pop stuff for what was call white stars. Prince has brought people of all races and gender together with his music. He wanted to Music Is an Arrangement By adrenal