The film Purple Rain featured Prince in his first motion picture. His charisma leaped off the screen. His unique musical energy was larger than life. The stage performances where dazzling and you left the movie theatre with new songs and dance moves in your repertoire. His raw and emotional performance made this film a hit and a cult classic. Ever since he hit the airwaves, Prince has blessed us with his golden vocal ability and his creatively untamed stage performances. He was free as an artist and an individual. He was free in his mannerisms, his personal style, his musical direction, his self promotion, there was no limit to his creativity and identity. Some of us have been listening and singing his songs since we were kids, and we’ll continue to do so long after his passing. We lost a Prince and heaven has gained a King.