Prince may’ve passed away late last week, but it sounds like he’s got music to remind us of his greatness for the next century.
Rumors have it that the “Purple Rain” singer could release a posthumous album every year for the next 100 years and not run out of music. According to longtime friend and sound engineer David Rivkin, we haven’t even heard half of what Prince’s recorded since he began his career.
"I know there's a lot of material in the vault that never got released," he told the Daily News. "We used to do two songs a day, and he just put them away," he continued. "Maybe he instructed his lawyers to never release them. I hope that's not the case. I'd like to see some of them come out, a lot of them were pretty great."
This same sentiment was echoed by Investigative reporter and filmmaker Mobeen Azhar, who premiered the documentary, Hunting for Prince’s Vault last year. “There is enough unreleased studio material for him to put out an album a year for the next 100 years,” Azhar also told the Daily News.
Among the unreleased music is an album reportedly called The Dream Factory and a single called “The Divine” that Prince reportedly called the harmonies so intense that “people weren’t ready to hear this song yet.”
“There’s a wealth of material in there,” Azhar added. “He had entire promotional videos for songs that were never released, and also two feature length movies that are in the vault, as well.”
There are no current plans known publicly to release any of Prince’s unreleased vault as of yet. His family is in the midst of a legal battle over his estate as he never filed a will.
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