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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Long Over Due…RESPEK Vol. 2: The Family


Is it safe to assume that everyone in the world saw the Prince halftime show this past weekend during Superbowl XLI? It just got me thinking that everyone loves Prince and even The Time get their props (from all kinds – see video above), but nobody ever, ever mentions The Family. What’s up with that? They are just as dope. Made up of the leftover members of The Time, after Morris Day left, and a few relatives and friends, they put together another outlet for Prince’s musical genius. And even though it may have been short-lived, they only came out with one album, their work stands the test of time. If you like the Prince-sound, then don’t miss the boat on this one. Here are some of my favorite tracks off of The Family.


[MP3] The Family :: Nothing Compares 2 U
{Yes, that’s right, the original…before Snead O’Connor made it a global hit.}
[MP3] The Family :: Desire

Ok, so maybe their music video isn’t timeless.
::MISTA HIPPO::

3 Comments:

Blogger bruce banner said...

i. hate. youtube. posts.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I heard the Family is back together, played at a Grammy party and is going to tour. Could I be more excited? I don't think so.

11:54 PM  
Blogger Mista Hippo said...

Yeah, that's right nicole, I heard the same thing. Can't wait for them to come through locally (them and The Police reunion shows are a must!). Thanks for the support (and banner, your mama likes youtube posts).

8:59 PM  

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