“Adilifu Nama’s work is a sharp, incisive, and fresh take on the life and career of Prince Rogers Nelson. He seamlessly weaves in a critical yet thoughtful analysis of the intersections of race, masculinity, and sexuality while simultaneously chronicling the evolution of Prince’s music. For the Prince fan, it is a must read.”
- Matthew Oware, author of I Got Something to Say: Gender, Race, and Social Consciousness in Rap Music
"Dr. Nama explores the life of Prince through the lens of racial politics and the American music industry to illuminate the ways that Prince acted as a racial 'shape shifter.' This book will make you think, make you laugh and make you critically reflect on the constant shifting gendered and racial attitudes American society continues to grapple with."
- Sheena Howard, author of Encyclopedia of Black Comics
"A must for Prince fans and for readers interested in his impact on the music industry, pop culture, and race and gender theory."
- Library Journal
"A must for cultural studies practitioners, especially those who analyze the work of iconic figures."