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Episode 856 - Not Knowing Prince Shreds

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Poet/songwriter/performer Hollis Wong-Wear joins Andrew all this week to answer some racism questions. Today they discuss people who had no idea that Prince was an amazing guitar player. Be sure to call us at (323) 389-RACE to ask if anything is racist.

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I always figured one of the main reasons Prince doesn't get recognized as a great guitarist is because when white people make lists of the best guitarists of all time, they put Jimi Hendrix at the top and think "OK, we're good," so now they don't have to bother going outside of their regular cultural radar.

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I always figured one of the main reasons Prince doesn't get recognized as a great guitarist is because when white people make lists of the best guitarists of all time, they put Jimi Hendrix at the top and think "OK, we're good," so now they don't have to bother going outside of their regular cultural radar.

 

 

Also, the Prince songs played on mainstream radio were/are not guitar-centric, but synth-based, imo.

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