Cover Photo: Love in the Age of Prince by Michael Gonzales

Love in the Age of Prince

“After hearing ‘1999,’ I wouldn’t date any woman that wasn’t down with Prince.”

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Michael A. Gonzales has written essays and articles for The Pitchfork Review, Complex, Best African-American Essays 2010 edited by Gerald Early, Stop Smiling and Ebony.com. Co-author of Bring the Noise: A Guide to Rap Music and Hip-Hop Culture (1991), he has written music journalism for Vibe, Red Bull Academy, The Village Voice,The Wire, and Wax Poetics. His short fiction has appeared in Bronx Biannual, Brown Sugar, Black Pulp and Crime Factory. A columnist for soulhead.com, Gonzales is currently finishing his literary New York City hip-hop novel Boom for Real.