In 1977, a shy teenager with an Afro and an attitude signed a record deal. More than thirty years and thirty-nine remarkable albums later, Prince was still touring and making music until his untimely death in 2016. One of the last great superstars, he crossed boundaries of race and sex, created a brand-new sound and earned a reputation as a legendary live performer and a musical genius.
SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM goes behind the scenes at Paisley Park for an exclusive interview with Prince, in which he talks openly about his battle with the music industry, about his first wife, his life and how he makes music. Interviews with family members, friends, fellow musicians, producers, dancers and managers shed light on perhaps the most misunderstood, and most elusive, icon of our time. Tracing Prince's music through jazz, soul, funk, punk and hip-hop and exploring the music industry at large, Liz Jones's masterful biography is the definitive guide to America's funkiest son.
Liz Jones has worked as a journalist for The Sunday Times since 1988 and has written numerous features about pop music and black culture for the paper. This is her first book.