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- Posted on Feb 20th 2008 5:00PM by Mike Spinella
The Song: 'She's Always In My Hair'
The Contestants: Prince vs. D'Angelo
In This Corner -- Prince: The Minnesota multi-instrumentalist has bridged the gap between soul, rock, pop and R&B in a way that no other artist has been able to achieve. The Sultan of Smooth puts his vocals to the test with this emotional tune, blending rugged guitar riffs, flanger and his effortlessly slick vocals. The song originally appeared as a B-side for 'Raspberry Beret' and was said to be about former girlfriend Susan Moonsie of Vanity 6. The song remains a cult favorite and is rarely played live.
Prince, 'She's Always In My Hair'
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In This Corner -- D'Angelo: This Grammy-winning R&B crooner was largely influenced by the Purple One. While maintaining the rock elements of the Prince's signature squealing guitar, D'Angelo adds a fitting neo-soul flair to this tune. The Virginia-born singer originally recorded the cover for the 'Scream 2' soundtrack back in 1997, but it recently resurfaced on a Prince tribute compilation, appropriately titled 'Controversy.'
D'Angelo, 'She's Always In My Hair''