Who is the greater artist: Prince or Michael Jackson?

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Who is the better artist?
Prince 82 28.98%
Michael Jackson 201 71.02%
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 5 years ago '12        #21
CosbySweater 302 heat pts302
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I love Prince and Purple Rain, but Mike made Thriller man...































Thriller.
 5 years ago '11        #22
Jaymalls 58 heat pts58
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 cheenz said:
Entertainer = M.J( Sing and Dance Didn't really Write Any of his Songs)
Artist = Prince (Prince Played every Instrument & Penned All Of his Songs)

This about it If you put Prince in the Studio by his-self And MJ in one by his-self and ask them to make a Hit Record!!! Who you got??? They have to make their own Beat and Write the Song..
What part of the game is that??? Neither would make a hit! YOU can not be the ARTIST, MUSICIAN(S), WRITER(S), ENGINEER, and ARRANGER all in one. No hits would be made... history shows this! Wrong example even though i understand where you was going w/ it!

As an artist -> Michael Jackson
As an entertainer -> Michael Jackson
As a musician -> Prince
As a writer -> Prince
As a composer -> Prince
 5 years ago '10        #23
SwooshWonder 13 heat pts13
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 Jaymalls said:
What part of the game is that??? Neither would make a hit! YOU can not be the ARTIST, MUSICIAN(S), WRITER(S), ENGINEER, and ARRANGER all in one.
Um......
 5 years ago '07        #24
A-L-P 8 heat pts
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Prince is more talented and technical, but MJ is the better overall artist.
 5 years ago '13        #25
Route03X 10 heat pts10
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 The Dark Kn1ght said:
MJ

prince smashed more bi*ches though
Prince smashed everything
 5 years ago '13        #26
Route03X 10 heat pts10
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[QUOTE=Jaymalls;27977015]What part of the game is that??? Neither would make a hit! YOU can not be the ARTIST, MUSICIAN(S), WRITER(S), ENGINEER, and ARRANGER all in one./QUOTE]

 5 years ago '13        #27
Vercetti 67 heat pts67
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Prince. Better musician overall and a lot of people say he was the better performer too. Also as for the singing part, he has every range and octave. Dude can sing falsetto or switch it up some Barry White type of vocals. Can play damn near every instrument and wrote every classic of his on his own. At the age of 18 and 19 he put out two albums in which he did both albums on his own- no help. Albums that birthed classic songs like I Feel For You, I wanna Be Your Lover.

I Feel For You
I Wanna Be Your Lover
When You Were Mine
1999
Little Red Corvette
Purple Rain
When Doves Cry
Raspberry Beret
Kiss
Sign O The Times
Adore
Batdance- (He did the entire Batman soundtrack. Which hit number 1 on the charts)
Diamonds and Pearls

He also wrote hits for his prodigies too like The Time and Vanity 6-

Get it Up
777 9311
nasty Girl

Bonafide classics right there. Prince ruled the 80's in terms of consistent hits and the way he influenced the sound too. He birthed the Minneapolis sound- Funk mixed with Rock.

I'm a MJ stan too, but I'm a bigger fan of Prince. For me, he is the undisputed GOAT artist.

Prince>>
 08-04-2013, 05:26 AM         #28
Nasty Neighbor 
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prince is the greater artist

just about everything you hear when you listen to prince was orchestrated by prince himself
 5 years ago '09        #29
thegoldenhero 3 heat pts
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 ballergenetics said:
Prince made better music, period.
 5 years ago '07        #30
JamcnPrettyboy 98 heat pts98
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Mike was definitely a better artist.
this is the guy who basically changed the way we watched music videos.

And Prince DID NOT write/produce all of his music. Tired of people saying this. Its a well known in the industry that folks who worked for him put all credit under his name.
 08-04-2013, 08:29 AM         #31
Hotboy1982 
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prince he plays over 20 instruments mike jack never did that.

and prince made better music imo because of that he was more involved in his music.


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 5 years ago '04        #32
EscoNore 67 heat pts67
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Prince is great, but MJ is THE GOAT.
 5 years ago '10        #33
Ant McQueen 17 heat pts17
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 ballergenetics said:
Prince made better music, period.
My only " knock " (if you want to call it that) on Prince is the extensiveness of his discography. He's made SOOOO much music that you're almost bound to either not give everything a thorough listen, or find something that you don't like. Mike's catalogue is a bit leaner so there's less of a margin for error.

As for the question posed by the OP:
I'd have to say that Mike is the " greater " artist while Prince is the " better " artist.

Just my 2 cents.
 5 years ago '08        #34
popsjenkins 26 heat pts26
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Mike is my favorite artist of all time so I'm biased. I'd rather listen to Mike than Prince any day of the week.

But I would never argue anyone who says Prince over Mike, he's just that good.
 5 years ago '05        #35
Gremlin 1107 heat pts1107
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 5 years ago '10        #36
Ant McQueen 17 heat pts17
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 Gremlin said:


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My sh*t... along with s3xy MF (Prince sounded like Ice T on that joint, LOL).
 5 years ago '13        #37
Guvnor 1122 heat pts1122 OP
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 HipHopFactz said:
This is like asking who is better Pac or Pac

both

did not vote
I usually fux with your post.

But because you didn't vote, I have label you as a bumb for the next five minutes..starting now.


 cheenz said:
Entertainer = M.J( Sing and Dance Didn't really Write Any of his Songs)
Artist = Prince (Prince Played every Instrument & Penned All Of his Songs)

This about it If you put Prince in the Studio by his-self And MJ in one by his-self and ask them to make a Hit Record!!! Who you got??? They have to make their own Beat and Write the Song..
For the record Michael Penned "Dont Stop Till You Get Enough" all by himself and that was a hit record, that he also co-produced with Quincy Jones. For his album Off The Wall.

He also did the same thing with "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'","Billie Jean" and "Beat It" from his Thriller album.

Billie Jean and Beat It are two of his biggest hits. So with that being said please come with facts before you make these claims of yours


 HipHopFactz said:
That's somewhat of a myth fam, MJ did write many songs, but yes he also had writers for other songs

Prince was obviously a better writer, he penned verses for many artists

MJ also was a decent beat boxer, came up with some great melodies such as the one for Who Is It

Obviously Prince was more well rounded artist, as far as instruments etc.. But MJ had more hit songs.

They both also hated each other for years, Prince thought he was weird and didn't like how MJ wanted him to be a supporting act for him
Hip Hop Factz with the knowledge. I mean he is one hundred percent right


 Nyuzi said:
Prince has no Thriller...
Prince doesn't have a bad either

I mean he has Purple Rain but I enjoyed Thriller and Bad a bit more. Purple Rain is still my sh*t and I'm sure that sometimes when listening to it I feel like it's better than MJ.

To close to call it
 5 years ago '13        #38
Guvnor 1122 heat pts1122 OP
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 Vercetti said:
Prince ruled the 80's in terms of consistent hits and the way he influenced the sound too. He birthed the Minneapolis sound- Funk mixed with Rock.

I'm a MJ stan too, but I'm a bigger fan of Prince. For me, he is the undisputed GOAT artist.

Prince>>
*Cough**Cough*fu*kadelic and George Clinton mixed Funk and Rock together before Prince.

I just want to throw that out there. Athough his version of it was unique.

 sm00vb0iiw0nder said:
Mike is only more famous because
1. He was nurtured as a child into fame.
2. He danced aka entertainer

But as far as this thread goes, Prince was the better artist, musician and had the better vocal range. Just because someone sings in falsetto all the time doesn't mean they have better singing abilities.

But on the low I already have Prince's whole discography. Who got them links to Thriller, Off the Wall, Bad and Invincible?
Yo Smoov you got a few plugs and connections on that royalty my brother

I only had free Prince Ethernet since the 90's anything past it has been kind of grainy to the point where I don't have it. Do you got a few antena's or do I have to watch out for (torrent)ial down pours.

I may have that Mic Jack but that depends

Send me a smoke signal.
 08-04-2013, 12:32 PM         #39
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 JamcnPrettyboy said:
Mike was definitely a better artist.
this is the guy who basically changed the way we watched music videos.

And Prince DID NOT write/produce all of his music. Tired of people saying this. Its a well known in the industry that folks who worked for him put all credit under his name.
it wasn't him!!! that changed they way we watch videos....It was the Record Label hiring Actual Film Directors to give his Videos that Cinema feel....

I Love Mike as Much as everyone else..but come on....

Thriller was Compose and Arrange by Quincey Jones... and a lot of writers...

Check Prince Credits!!!!!

Thats like asking me who's the Better Artist A.Keys or Beyonce!!

I would say A.Keys hands down!!! She can Write a Hit Song by her Self...And Play the Instruments to go with that song!!!

All Beyonce Do is Sing,songs people Write for her..and Dance..

Entertainer=Elvis
Better Artist= Bob Marley
 08-04-2013, 12:35 PM         #40
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MJ is to music as MJ is to basketball

I don't think you n*ggas understand, Mike made THRILLER

THRILLER

Have you n*ggas SEEN Thrillers tracklist? 95% of the songs ALL hits

ayo Mike sang Human Nature, I don't give a SMIDGET of a fu*k that he aint write it
my n*gga SAND Human Nature


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cuz, he made Beat It


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