Mary Lyn Maiscott

Prince: An Erotic Angel

Somehow, despite my actual raspberry beret and my love for "When Doves Cry" and "Kiss," I almost forgot that I had not only seen a Prince concert (with Lenny Kravitz making an appearance) but had also written a short piece about it for the hip-hop magazine Word Up! This was back in 1994, and it now seems odd that I pointed out that the crowd was "racially mixed"—another era. (Note that the phrase in the parenthetical should be "I don't think so.")