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Prince estate launches first official merch store, as an online pop-up

Just in time for holiday gift shopping, the Prince estate has launched a “Hit N Run” online store that it describes as a “pop-up store” that represents “the first offering of official and authorized merchandise from The Prince Estate.” The store, which will be active until Dec. 3 according to its header, features a dozen wearables ranging from Purple Rain t-shirt to a Love Symbol cap.

Two of the items feature designs by Martin Homent, who created the minimalist Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL graphics that adorned the covers of Prince’s final two studio albums. One is a “MoonFro” t-shirt (the name is self-explanatory), and the other is shirt with a Homent-ized depiction of Prince in the Purple Rain era.

Although this is the first merchandise to be created and sold directly by Prince’s estate, Paisley Park also has a range of officially licensed merchandise for sale both online and at the museum. The estate also runs an official Facebook page and YouTube account.

  • The Flaming Giraffe

    I hated all my toil dearly beloved,
    In which I toil under the sun,
    We are gathered here today seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me,
    To get through this thing called LIFE.
    And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool?
    Electric word “life”.
    Yet he will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom under the sun.
    It means forever and that’s a mighty long time.
    This also is vanity. But I’m here to tell you, there’s something else.
    So I turned about and gave the afterworld.
    My heart up to despair over all a world of never-ending happiness,
    The toil of my labors under the sun, you can always see the sun, day or night.
    Because sometimes a person who has toiled so when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills,
    With wisdom and knowledge and skill, you know the one, Dr. Everything’ll-Be-Alright,
    Must leave everything to be enjoyed by someone who did not toil for it instead of asking him how much of your time is left.
    Ask him how much this also is vanity and a great evil of your mind, baby.
    ‘Cause in this life what has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun?
    Things are much harder than in the afterworld for all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation.
    In this life, you’re on your own, even in the night his heart does not rest.
    And if de-elevator tries to bring you down, this also is vanity.
    Go crazy, punch a higher floor.

    • skilyr mizani

      I wish ppl would stop tryna perfect messiah of music poetry a true listener obtained the message when he recorded it for his p.r.a bt thanks for the rendition