It was only a matter of time before Prince obsession bubbled to a boil and he ranked in the upper echelons of American songsters in the hearts and minds of today’s tastemakers. Easy fan boy, I know, Prince never left so him being back is like water being cool again.
Thing is, over the past week the cryptic one has leaked four songs from his upcoming “guitar-heavy” album. At the same time, in a confluence of circumstances that propel the zietgeist forward, Timberlake released a new track with T.I. that makes it very clear that JT’s past his Off the Wall cribbing phase and set his sights on Paisley Palace. Easy, fan boy, I’m not saying JT’s Prince, but judging by the hook from “If I” he’s not fighting off the comparisons.