April 25, 2016
In more ways then we can acknowledge, the genius of Prince has touched hearts, saved lives and influenced and re-shaped the entire landscape of music throughout his career, spanning nearly 40 years.
Donnie Trumpet is one of thousands of hip-hop artists who found inspiration in His Royal Badness’ music, and today, The Social Experiment trumpet player shares “In Your Light” featuring Sima Cunningham, which honors The Purple One in song.
“One of my best friends and musical mentors, Maceo from the band The Omys gave me a mix cd when i was going through a tough time with a song called “Donna” by Prince. I listened to the song over and over in the car. I never imported the cd, could only hear it in the car, so when i tried listening to it on tour i couldn’t find it anywhere. As you know Prince’s music is pretty rare on the internet but this song was especially elusive because it was a part of a compilation album of his “unfinished” music. This was a really powerful inspiration for me after having worked so hard on Surf and still having so much material left over that didn’t quite fit but still described my vision and passion of the era of making music when putting Surf together. Songs are like poems, they’re never done.
In honor of that song and all songs like it, and the earth claiming one of the greatest humans to ever grace its land, Prince…I dedicate this to everyone who will ever hear it.” – Donnie