Rap, Crackle And Pop

PERFORMER: PRINCE AND THE NEW POWER GENERATION

ALBUM: (Logo consisting of stylized combination of sex symbols for male and female)

LABEL: WARNER

THE BOTTOM LINE: The pharaoh of funk gets personal on a raunchy, catchy new album, his best in years.

NEVER SHY ABOUT VOICING HIS intentions, Prince gets right to the point in the opening seconds of his new album, (logo symbol): "My name is Prince/ And < I am funky/ I am Prince/ The one and only." It's no idle boast. The record, his first since signing an unprecedented $100 million deal with Warner Records earlier this year, aims...

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