Prince & The Super Bowl
I know Anil is a Prince super-fan, but his deep knowledge never fails to impress. His How Prince won the Super Bowl is a great read. I remember being a basically “Prince. Yeah. I know who that dude is. Sometimes people play his tracks at the bar.” kinda guy to a pretty big Prince fan after literally seeing this Super Bowl performance live (on TV) and being blown away. Knowing the actual details makes it even more meaningful and impressive.
Prince’s halftime show wasn’t just a fun diversion from a football game; it was a deeply personal statement on race, agency & artistry from an artist determined to cement his long-term legacy. And he did it on his own terms, as always.