Prince: 18 Awesome Rip-Offs, Including Beyoncé, Beck, D'Angelo - Rolling Stone
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18 Awesome Prince Rip-Offs

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

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D'angelo and Andre 3000 have been inspired by Prince.

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Over the course of more than 40 years, few artists covered as much ground with as much style and grace as Prince. The extent of his ingenuity and shape-shifting between 1980 and 1987 alone is such that most of the singers who flaunt Prince’s influence only reflect one aspect of his artistry – maybe you can approximate his ballads, his limb-wrenching funk, his squalling rock or his electronic compositions, but nobody can do it all. The list below serves as a partial map of Prince’s sway over the last three decades of pop, a chronological list of songs that show the depth and breadth of his reach.

In This Article: Beck, Beyonce, D'Angelo, Prince

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