Like Prince, Miguel Jontel Pimentel is a biracial kid who started making music early (age 13) and went with a mononym. He’s comfortable with a wide range of genres (R&B, funk, hip-hop, rock, electronic), he’s smooth with the falsetto, sings about sex in varied and evocative ways—from “Quickie” to “Let my love adorn you.” Producer Salaam Remi said, “To me he kind of feels like Prince, where he's doing this eclectic blend but still coming back to focused songs.” Speaking about his album, Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel said, “There’s no way Prince could not be a musical influence of mine. I grew up not only looking up to him as a musician but as an icon, someone who was pushing the boundaries in his art.” Sounds about right.
Nov. 4–5, 2017 in Long Beach, CAExclusive drops, one-of-a-kind art, and
riveting panels featuring André 3000
A$AP Ferg · Don C · Lonzo Ball and more
Performances by N*E*R*D · Gucci Mane
Young Thug · M.I.A. · A-TRAK
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