Would their whole sound even be possible without Prince’s sparse hard-edged Minneapolis electro-funk? Bold innovations like leaving out the bassline? Prince did that in 1984—laughing at the time that nobody else would have the guts to do it—and scored a No. 1 hit. Laugh if you like but there’s a straight line from “When Doves Cry” to Noreaga’s “Superthug.” And need we even mention the inspiration for Pharrell’s falsetto?
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
DJ Khaled · Jaden Smith and more