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A painting with signatures of Prince fans who visited the site outside Paisley Park in Chanhassesn, Minn., on May 14, 2016. In the time since the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, the memorial outside his residence and work place at Paisley Park has both grown -- and started to weather. (Photo by David Joles/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

‘Black-ish’ Pays Tribute to Prince in 100th Episode

‘Black-ish’ Executive Producer Kenny Smith recently spoke with The Post about why ‘Black-ish’ wanted to do this and why nothing compares to Prince.

They feel there’s a generation that doesn’t know Prince and what an artist like him really means. It’s important for the next generation to know, especially those part of a black family.

Kenny was asked what Prince song resonates for him: “Adore.” No need to really explain this one, doesn’t it resonate for everyone?!

Kenny says that while they didn’t have access to all of Prince’s full catalog, they have plenty. He said it also came down to how many songs they could afford from the estate. ABC Studios and ABC network were very generous, as they knew the beauty of it, it’s the show’s 100th episode and…. Prince. Nuff said, basically.

The cast had plenty of fun shooting the various scenes and the audience is definitely looking forward to watching it. To read more of the interview, take a look here: New York Post Article: Black-ish, Prince, 100th Episode

 

Steve Milano

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