WAR ROOM LOUNGE V25: MJ vs Prince

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which be

  1. MJ

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  2. Prince

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  1. Fawlty

    Fawlty Legitimate Vice President of the WR

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    eh, fuck me who knows

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    There is a magic made by melody:
    A spell of rest, and quiet breath, and cool
    Heart, that sinks through fading colors deep
    To the subaqueous stillness of the sea,
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    Held in the arms of rhythm and of sleep.

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    Time to go down to the basement for some more hauntingly delicious...dead pop stars!
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    Did Prince have a video game?

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    Checkmate
     
  3. LaylaThePitBuLL

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    Prince is overrated song wise
    Talent wise he was on MJs level
    But MJ has the better songs by a landslide
     
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    I played that game & WWF at this indoor soccer stadium when I was a kid all the time.
     
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    The goal of that game is to save kids...
     
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    I'm only recently coming around to appreciating Prince so I don't have a good opinion. He's fucking good though.
     
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    He used to be even better
     
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    Definitely brilliant, but as a pop musician MJ was a lot more accessible. You didn't need to roll around his stuff on your palette to appreciate the subtlety; it was fun and awesome for everyone. Don't get me wrong, Prince was also one of a kind. But MJ is the King.
     
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    The artist formerly known as living?
     
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    Prince is undeniably the more talented musician. His pop status really underrates him in that regard. He's far more talented than some of the folks that get that kind of credit.

    As a performer, and all around enigma though...MJ by a comfortable margin.
     
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    To be fair, the original question was narrowed to who is the "best pop star." And in that area, I think it's undeniably MJ. In his prime, he was like a musical force of nature.

     
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    “King of Pop” but not king of talent.

    Prince was so much more of an artist than MJ. Don’t get me wrong, I loved MJ, but artistically and overall talent wise, MJ couldn’t hold Prince’s dainty jock strap.
     
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    Dancing and performing require talent and is an art.

    MJ was the superior performer and the GOAT dancer.
     
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    MJ was the king of pop, was a better dancer than Prince and he had a much better voice. Prince was great but MJ has him beat for overall talent.
     
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    Agreed. Prince is half white though, so it doesn’t count.
     
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    Clapton said Prince was better on the guitar then him
     
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    It gets muddy there though. Was Prince a better dancer, for instance? Is that not artistry or talent? MJ is just an insane human being in that regard. The shit that guy could do. He was truly revolutionary in that regard. What about overall performance? Is anybody really gonna argue that Prince puts on a better performance than MJ? That's a talent, albeit aided by a lot of folks that help them with it.

    Musicianship is where Prince shines, but that is not the be all end all of their respective talents.
     
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    Prince's "When Doves Cry" is one of the songs on my USB stick that I listen to on my way to school.
    Eddie Van Halen's guitar riff for "Beat It" is one of the best riffs of all time.

    MJ is ahead of Prince , cause I just like his songs much more.
     
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    Wow, opinions about his guitar playing are kind of all over the place. That's a hell of a compliment though.
     
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