PRINCE: THE LAST INTERVIEW Available March 12, 2019
The Melville House Last Interview series continues with a collection of interviews with one of the most influential musicians of all time, Prince.
PRINCE: THE LAST INTERVIEW is a remarkable collection of interviews spanning his nearly forty-year career. Prince reflects on his artistry, identity, and the sacrifices and soul-searching it took to stay true to himself. Beginning with an interview in his high school paper and concluding with his final interview published in The Guardian, the late visionary discusses his pioneering compositions, the craft of songwriting, his religious beliefs, and the power of music and image.
An introduction from New York Times bestselling author Hanif Abdurraqib offers astute, contemporary perspective, writing of how he came to fall in love with Prince and all that Prince stands for. Insightful, moving, and thoughtful, Abdurraqib’s introduction is of the caliber we have come to expect from this rapidly-rising writer.
With his signature mix of seduction and demur, PRINCE: THE LAST INTERVIEW reveals the genius that came to shape the sound of contemporary American music.
Hanif Abduraqqib is the author of the New York Times bestseller Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest as well as the essay collection They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us.
(Melville House; Available March 12, 2019)