9:30 Coffee Break: the self-references of Prince

Prince on stage
Prince performs during the 'Pepsi Halftime Show' at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

On Thursday, Minnesota and the world lost a beloved musical icon when Prince died at age 57.

We've been remembering and celebrating the life and music of Prince all morning long on Oake & Riley, with Prince songs as well as the music that influenced him - and the artists he influenced.

As we think about Prince's incredible artistic output, there are those songs in his canon where he does make reference to real-life people, places and things, including himself, his studio and his crew.

So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear in which Prince makes reference to himself or to other people, places and things in his life? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


My Name Is Prince
Lay Down
Paisley Park
Uptown
Guitar

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring coffee and treats from Black Coffee and Waffle Bar to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break - or request your own idea for a future topic.

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