I fell into a Prince rabbit hole recently, with one song (among dozens of others) continuing to get spins — “Controversy.”

The song came out in 1981, one year before I was born, so I completely missed the era in which it might have been culturally impactful; in fact…

Paul Cantor

Wrote for the New York Times, New York Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Vice, Fader, Vibe, XXL, MTV News, many other places.

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