“After a second computer failure left him without a means to record his album and no money to buy a replacement, Prince finished recording the vocals and backing instrumental tracks for his new album entirely in [Apple Store SoHo],” Matthew Narvin reports for The Daily Beast.
“Prince Harvey sang, hummed, and rapped into a display computer at the SoHo Apple Store every weekday for four consecutive months,” Narvin reports. “The album, after all, is called PHATASS — an acronym for Prince Harvey At The Apple Store: SoHo.”
Narvin reports, “Prince made the Apple Store a second home, befriending a pair of employees who would bend corporate rules to help him record the album. ‘I’m not gonna say their names because they might get in trouble,’ he says. ‘But if one of them wasn’t there, the other one was.'”
Much more, including a track from he album, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We admire the initiative!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]