As you well know, our world is a cruel one. So cruel that treasured jewels, like Prince, are taken from us while we are forced to endure things like the new and not-improved Rita Repulsa. And Rita Ora. However, we may be getting some more Prince material well into the future because they’ve opened up his vault!
Like any good genius, Prince apparently had a vault behind a giant spinning wheel at his Paisley Park compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota. He was the only one with the combination, so they had to drill that bitch open, reports People. Bremer Bank, who is currently the trustee of Prince’s estate, were the ones that, I imagine, ordered an Acme dynamite kit and blew the door wide open. As was confirmed earlier this week, Prince went on to the great purple lounge in the sky without leaving behind a will, so those hos needed to get in there to tabulate all of his assets.
The speculation, of course, is that there’s tons and tons of unreleased music inside the vault. They released a post death Michael Jackson album (and added Justin Timberlake on a song, how dare they?!) so I’m assuming they’ll try and do the same with Prince.
People spoke to a lawyer that has represented estates for people like Tupac and Left Eye from TLC, and he makes a good point that unreleased material is usually unreleased for a reason. The biggest reason being that it’s in no state to be released and needs a lot of work before being anywhere near what the artist would have put out. It’s really not the same without them around so posthumous releases are always iffy and smell of people whoring out their memory and legacy. Hopefully we don’t hear a new Prince song in a Moutain Dew commercial, please lord. Let’s pray whatever is in Prince’s vault is done enough that people don’t meddle with it and that we don’t have to be insulted by a crappy Prince hologram reluctantly performing with Lady Gaga at next year’s Grammys.