I Would Die 4 U

  • by Touré
  • Narrated by Touré
  • 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture: Prince.
Drawing on new research and enlivened by Touré's unique pop-cultural fluency, I Would Die 4 U relies on surprising and in-depth interviews with Prince's band members, former girlfriends, musicologists, and even Bible scholars to deconstruct the artist's life and work.
Prince's baby boomer status allowed him to play a wise older brother to the latchkey kids of Generation X. Defying traditional categories of race, gender, and sexuality, he nonetheless presented a very traditional conception of religion and God in his music. He was an MTV megastar and a religious evangelist, using images of sex and profanity to invite us into a musical conversation about the healing power of God. By demystifying the man and his music, I Would Die 4 U shows us how Prince defined a generation.

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Wonderful! Surpassed expectations

I am a Gen Xer and a lifelong Prince fan and expert. I found Toure's knowledge of Prince and his research thorough and on point. Toure is also one of the best narrators I have heard in my 8 years as an Audible listener. I highly recommend this book.
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- Tanya P. Iida

outstanding!!

Absolutely loved this book!
It digs deep into the mind of a genius. Prince will live on forever.

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- powerhitz vilom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-27-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios