Mixed People – Prince

PrinceA couple of days late with my Mixed People Monday but here it is. Prince’s ethnic makeup is somewhat unclear. According to a 1983 Rolling Stone Magazine article, the pop singer’s father was of African American ethnicity and his mother was of Italian American Ancestry. However another website states that his mother Mattie Shaw, is of African American, Native American and White heritage, while his father, John Nelson, is of Black and Italian ancestry. Well no matter how you slice it, he is Mixed.


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5 thoughts on “Mixed People – Prince

  1. ericjbaker says:

    Ha! I’m listening to Prince right this minute (one of the benefits of copy writing/editing for a living).

    I think you made a mistake today, though. I’m pretty sure Prince comes from the same place as David Bowie and Lady Gaga… outer space!


    • Earnest Harris says:

      He is indeed a special little guy. But man oh man is he not a musical genius?! He’s not for everybody, but he is so talented.

      • ericjbaker says:

        Unquestionably. It’s like Stevie Wonder and The Cars collaborated to write music for Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin, and that only begins to scratch the surface of Prince’s musical range, not to mention that he is one of the most underrated guitarists of the past 35 years.

      • Earnest Harris says:

        And he always got the hot ladies! So there you go.

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