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Chance the Rapper Teases New Mixtape

Since releasing his last mixtape, Acid Rap, Chance the Rapper has appeared alongside Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment on Surf, freestyled with Lil B on Free, locked horns with director Spike Lee over the portrayal of Chicago in...Show More Summary

Newswire: Minneapolis, Spike Lee host block parties honoring Prince, aw yeah

With the death of Prince yesterday at the age of 57 (confirming that the Grim Reaper is indeed a giant motherfucker), people honored his passing in a variety of ways. (The cast of Hamilton, for example, busted out a post-show performance...Show More Summary

Spike Lee threw an awesome Prince block party with 5,000 fans — here's what it was like

Spike Lee is a hardcore Prince fan, and he showed it Thursday night. The director hosted a block party in Brooklyn for anyone who wanted to come and celebrate the life of Prince, who was found dead that morning. A packed crowd showed up to dance, sing along, and say goodbye to their idol. See what it was like below. Show More Summary

Inside Spike Lee and Questlove’s Emotional New York Tributes to Prince

In the wake of Prince's untimely passing, New Yorkers mourned through celebration of his music and life. Read more from Slate on Prince.

The View From Spike Lee’s Prince Block Party

Communal singing used to be an integral part of American public life. There's something profoundly democratic about it — a chorus of voices singing in unison, the crowd erasing the flaws in each individual voice. You can still get flashes of it here and there: at churches, protests, baseball games, ... More »

Spike Lee Honors Prince With Massive Brooklyn Block Party

 Yesterday, Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota. Countless people—including President Obama, Questlove, Frank Ocean, Justin Vernon, the Haim sisters, and plenty more—took to social media to pay their respects. Show More Summary

The Broadway Casts of Hamilton and The Color Purple Paid Tribute to the Purple One Last Night

Prince fans everywhere came together last night to honor the Purple One’s life and legacy. And while many people were drawn to the massive Spike Lee–hosted celebration going down in Brooklyn, there were also some beautiful celebrations...Show More Summary

Spike Lee Hosts A Brooklyn Block Party To Remember Prince: 'Wear Something Purple'

We know that so many celebs were affected by Prince's sudden death, but Spike Lee took it especially hard. The filmmaker has posted multiple times to his Instagram account over the last day as he mourned the superstar's death, but it's what he did about it away from social media that is catching everyone's attention. Related: Barack [...]

Spike Lee threw a Prince block party in Fort Greene ++ 'Hamilton,' 'The Color Purple' and Apollo Theatre paid tribute too (video)

Everyone is still reeling from the Prince's death, and yesterday his music could be heard everywhere, including a couple notable impromptu gatherings. In Harlem, The Apollo changed its marquee to "IN HONOR OF THE BEAUTIFUL ONE - PRINCE...Show More Summary

Color Purple, Hamilton, Spike Lee and Block Parties Around the Country Paid Tribute to Prince’s Life

There comes a time when mourning turns into celebrating, and that’s exactly what happened Thursday night on Broadway, and in many cities across the U.S.

Spike Lee Honors Prince at Cathartic Brooklyn Block Party

On Thursday afternoon, just a few hours after Prince's death was first reported, Spike Lee announced an emergency tribute outside the office of his production company on South Elliott Place near Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park. At 8 p.m., the scheduled start time, the street was nearly empty, but when the host...

Hamilton And The Color Purple Casts Lead Tributes To Prince

Spike Lee's exuberant Prince block party wasn't the only NYC tribute to the late, great musician: The Broadway casts of Hamilton and The Color Purple took time after their performances to have a moment celebrating Prince's incomparable legacy. [ more › ]

Photos, Videos: Spike Lee Throws Perfect Prince Party On Brooklyn Block

The unexpected death of performer, innovator and icon Prince shocked the world yesterday, leaving a sudden void in his magnificent wake. So Spike Lee, a fan, friend and collaborator, decided to throw a block party in Fort Greene. His invite, posted on Instagram, read, "We will dance, sing and shout to his music. Wear something purple." And they did, with gusto. [ more › ]

Spike Lee gets Brooklyn to celebrate Prince like it’s 1999

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Brooklyn went crazy celebrating the life of Prince on Thursday night, as hundreds of fans flocked to Fort Greene.

Spike Lee Hosts Street Party to Mourn Prince’s Death As Fans Pay Tribute

Fans of superstar Prince across the world held impromptu vigils, block parties and singalongs on Wednesday after the 57-year-old music icon was found dead at his Paisley Park home. Thousands gathered in Minneapolis to mourn the lossShow More Summary

Spike Lee Led a Brooklyn Block Party in Honor of Prince

Spike Lee brought the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn together for an evening dedicated to Prince, after announcing a party on his Instagram earlier Thursday. "We will dance, sing and shout to his music," he promised. All were invited, the only dress code: purple. Hundreds of fans congregated around his ... More »

Spike Lee just threw a huge dance party for Prince

Distraught Prince fans transformed into dancing machines at block parties honoring the superstar Thursday night, belting out his hits as they banded together in Brooklyn, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and elsewhere. The informal gatherings quickly grew in size as word spread through social media. Show More Summary

WATCH: Broadway salutes Prince as ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Color Purple’ casts pay tribute

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New York City was the site of several tributes to Prince on Thursday night, with the Prince Street subway station getting a makeover in the singer’s honor, and filmmaker Spike Lee throwing an impromptu block party in Brooklyn, which quickly became a packed gathering of fans paying their...

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