Muse 2 the Pharaoh
Aug 31, 2020 43 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh : The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Muse 2 the Pharaoh returns with special guest Janelle Bellgrave of So Above. She is an astrologer, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, clairvoyant intuitive, and meditation instructor. In this episode, we discuss Prince’s Natal (Birth) chart to explore what the stars have to say about the story of Prince’s life.
Feb 03, 2020 1 hr 4 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh : The Fandoms of Legacy Artists
It’s been about 4 years since we lost Prince and we’re still finding our way in how to navigate as a fandom without him. In this episode, we reach outside the purple bubble to connect with another fandom that has been dealing with this for over a decade now. With special guest MJFANGIRL, we discuss what it’s like to support the legacies of Prince and Michael Jackson.
Oct 16, 2019 1 hr 48 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh : Shockadelica
What did you just feel? What is it about Prince that makes us so suspicious of the women in his life? Why are some ladies celebrated while others are disparaged? Why aren’t Prince’s later associated not also allowed to be multi-dimensional? We have a discussion about the prejudice against women in the purple world and explore the artistry of his later proteges, muses, and associates. References for Further Exploration Starfish and Coffee Tumblr Princess Mayte Tumblr Liv Warfield Arsenio Hall Shelby J – 10 Andy Allo – Superconductor (Produced by Prince) / Unfresh (Pre Prince) / Hello (post Prince) One Step Closer (post Prince) Liv Warfield – Embrace Me / The Unexpected (Executive Produced by Prince) Judith Hill – Back in Time (Produced by Prince) / Golden Child 20 Feet From Stardom (Documentary about background singers) Netflix Natalya – Various Songs
Jul 04, 2019 52 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh : The Art of Princing and How It Can Work For You
In this special #LessonsFromTheProfessor episode, the ladies give advice about how to woo women, citing lessons from a one Professor Nelson.
May 20, 2019 1 hr 50 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh : Dear White People
Racism is a system of advantage based on race and supported by institutions, policies and practices that benefit dominant groups and disadvantage subdominant groups. It is a social expression of power and privilege. Today on Muse, we discuss systemic racism, what that REALLY looks like, and how it is reflected in the purple fandom. References for Further Exploration Muse 2 the Pharaoh : Unpacking Race in the Legacy of Prince Dear White People (Movie) Dear White People (Netflix Series) ‘Dear White People’: Inside the series taking on what it means to be Black in America Implicit Bias Test (Race IAT) Real Nxgga Dissertations Purple Rain by Prince: the story behind the song MTV 1985 Interview 2004 Extra Interview 2004 Biz Prince Interview 2014 Arsenio Hall Interview Code Switching White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Got to Be Something Here : The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound Jim Crow of the North : Housing segregation in the Minneapolis area Black Hollywood : They’ve Gotta Have Us Prince on Sinbad Prince on Tavis Smiley, 1998 Prince on Tavis Smiley, 2009 Prince 2005 NAACP performance Prince Hits N Runs N Talks! – Ebony interview Dec 22, 2015 The Story About the Prince Ebony Mag Interview <a href="http://www.apurpledayindecember.com/2019/05/surely-people-that-created-rhythm-and.html?fbclid=IwAR35IqTyGx8LsF4Q7nleiLFkqRP2Wrerr6H7Gq33QPHMVgC...
May 06, 2019 1 hr 59 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh Reflections 3 Years Later
It’s the one year anniversary of Muse 2 the Pharaoh! The ladies get together to talk Celebration and revisiting where they are in processing the loss of Prince, 3 years later. Questions to think about as we move into year 3 as discussed in this episode : 1. We are 3 years post “duckout” now. Has your consumption of Prince changed since he first transitioned? If so, how? 2. How engaged are you with the Prince fandom these days? 3. How do you feel the estate is doing with promoting him/releasing music? 4. What is his impact as a MAN on you now vs when he first ducked out? 5. If you had to introduce Prince to a young person who had never heard of him before, how would you do it? 6. What have been some of the longer term effects of changes you have made in yourself that might have been kicked off by P passing away? Muse merch is now available!
Apr 10, 2019 35 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh : Dr. Margena Christian
Darling Nisi chats with Dr. Margena Christian, former Senior Editor and Senior Writer for Ebony magazine and former features editor for Jet magazine. She shares stories about her time at these publications promoting Prince, The Original 7ven (Formerly Known as The Time), and other tidbits about working for these historical publications. Jet Magazine : Prince Royal Rocker Still Reigns After 25 Years of Music Jet Magazine : Prince Continues His Purple Reign at 50 Holding Court : The Gift Prince’s Mother Bestowed Upon Him Ebony Magazine : The Time : 30 Years Later
Mar 21, 2019 39 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh – #Batdance30ATL
BATDANCE, a 2-day Prince Batman Soundtrack Symposium, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prince’s 11th album, The Batman Soundtrack March 29 & 30th at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. We talk to De Angela Duff, organizer of the symposium about the event and how it came to be. Find out more about the event! Register now!
Feb 20, 2019 1 hr 44 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh : Unpacking Race in the Legacy of Prince
There’s a common trope that Prince “transcended race” which is a tricky concept, mostly due to the fact that “race” is not something that can be overcome. Today Darling Nisi and guest Erica Thompson focus on the context of Prince as a Black man in America and how that may have influenced his decisions as an artist as he moved in his career. References For Further Exploration Andrea Swensson, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound Scott Woods, “Reclaiming the Black Prince,” Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods Muse 2 the Pharaoh Planting Flags in the Funk Episode 1: The Aunties Muse 2 the Pharaoh Planting Flags in the Funk Episode 2 : The Aunties Part 2 Portrait of The Artist as a Native Son Prince: 2004 EW cover resurfaced after legend’s death Entertainment Weekly, 2004 Colorful Show From a “Hybrid”, Windsor Star Ontario Canada Erica’s interview with Howard Bloom The Renegade Prince by Robert Hilburn, LA Times – November 21, 1982 Grown Folks Podcast The Black Album 1981 NYT article, “Is Prince Leading Music to True Biracism? Nelson George, Black Music Charts: What’s in a Name? Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists Fresh Prince: Spin’s 1991 Cover Story Spike Lee thanks Bill Cosby, Prince, Oprah on 25th anniversary of Malcolm X Prince on Sinbad Prince on Tavis Smiley, 1998 Prince on Tavis Smiley,
Jan 16, 2019 1 hr 49 min
Muse 2 the Pharaoh – Reflections on Young Women
There has been an upswing of awareness about the purple one and his relationships with younger women due to recent developments in pop culture. The ladies consider cultural and personal bias in an honest, nuanced conversation in how they reconcile difficult discussions about their hero.