Prince's secret weapon: a versatility that united pop genres under one roof

April 21, 2016 7:30 PM

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Pick a sub-genre and Prince was not only fluent in it, but at his best could surpass that style’s top creators.

The artist, who died at his home in the Minneapolis area at age 57, was among the most versatile and restlessly experimental pop artists of our time. A crafter of melodies and lyrics whose early work connected disco and synthetic funk and whose fruitful mid-period merged rock, soul, R&B and synth-po...

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