Prince’s life ended too short but his vision and music appears to live on for years to come. He died of an overdose an early age of 57.
Prince Rogers Nelson was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, dancer, actor, and director, who was widely regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation.
According to CBS 60 Minutes, most of the music Prince created and recorded was never released — eight thousand songs by one estimate. Prince vocalist Shelby J. recalls what Prince told her about the unreleased music: ‘Oh, somebody will do something with it.’
His music fans continue to idolize him and now they are anxiously awaiting the long awaited release of his latest smash hit.
Exploring the unreleased music in Prince's vault. It's been five years since Prince died, but his estate continues to churn out new music from the prolific artist. Jon Wertheim reports on the unreleased songs – 8,000 by one estimate – locked away in Prince's vault and the newly unlocked album, "Welcome 2 America"
The stories behind Prince's upcoming album Welcome 2 America. New Prince songs were recorded more than a decade ago and his bandmates say the release is "right on time."