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Prince

 

Has worked as a self-producer

Prince Rogers Nelson was just a teenager when he released debut album ‘For You’ in 1978, displaying precocious dexterity in writing, producing and performing the whole record all on his tod. He would take on and discard additional musicians over the years but continued to produce his sleazy pop-funk himself, delving into psychedelia on 1985’s ‘Around The World In A Day’, taking care of almost every element of 1987 tour de force ‘Sign ‘O’ The Times’ and becoming a global phenomenon on his own terms. Quality control went a bit haywire in the 90s but Prince’s megalomaniacal body of work will always stand up. MH

 
 
 
 
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