When Prince started to grab the mass libido in the eighties, I didn't pay proper attention to what he was doing. Caught up a couple of years later, only to find the fingerprints of multi-faceted genius all over the music. "Alphabet Street" and "Hot Thing" are my two favourite individual tunes, though there is so much to explore. (The Black Album and Sign of the Times are great audio spaces to get lost in for awhile.)
If you pay attention to the message being sent, you gain greater insight into the person and their perspective.
This type of artistry is not commonplace and that voice will truly be missed.
Until next time...