Author(s): Mobeen Azhar
Prince was an icon of artistry and individuality, a symbol (quite literally, at one point in his career) of independence, a man who lived for the art of his music. He chose to position himself outside the confines of the music industry and recorded, played and performed the way he wanted to. And it worked: his fans were devoted, his influence was huge, his music popular around the world, and his live shows legendary: news of his untimely death was met with shock and surprise. Mobeen Azhar's book uses interviews with key members of Prince's entourage to paint a portrait of the great man
Mobeen Azhar is a BBC journalist, regular reporter for NPR's This World, and Prince fanatic. His documentary short Hunting For Prince's Vault was a worldwide hit, for which he interviewed many of Prince's associates, some of them speaking about Prince for the first time. He has won an Amnesty International award and has been nominated for a One World Media Award and a BAFTA award. He has attended 53 Prince concerts and even appeared on stage with the man himself.