18 Awesome Prince Rip-Offs

A handful of artists that made their songs a little more purple

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The-Dream, "Yamaha" (2010)

The-Dream's early solo catalog is one extended love affair with Prince. "Fast Car," which appeared on his first album, borrows the distinct drum sound from Prince's "Erotic City." A similar whooshing percussion appears on "Yamaha" (from 2010's Love King); the keyboard riff that buoys "F.I.L.A." channels "The Beautiful Ones"; the lascivious internet loosie "Fuck My Brains Out" reaches towards "She's Always in My Hair"; and The-Dream has two songs dedicated to "Nikki," spelled the same way as the woman Prince once met in a hotel lobby.

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