“Albums still matter,” Prince said on national television during the 2015 Grammys. “Like books and Black lives, albums still matter. Tonight and always.”
Those words were just a glimpse into Prince’s personal investments into the future of black youth and social activism, both spiritually and financially. After news broke that the Purple One had passed away in his Minnesota residence, personal stories about his began to surface. A particularly revealing anecdote came from Rev. Al Sharpton.