After news of the passing of Prince hit the airwaves yesterday (April 21) the outpouring of condolences and praise for the man who transcended his musical generation immediately and appropriately followed.
While some places held Prince tributes, Spike Lee took his eulogy a step further and spread his love the Brooklyn way by throwing a mini block party in the Fort Greene neighborhood for the man who personified the word “cool.”
The Do The Right Thing director took to his Instagram page to announce the gathering proclaiming “We will dance, sing, and should to his music. Wear something purple.”
And wear purple they did. Thousands of Prince fans and admirers gathered outside of Lee’s 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks offices where they danced and recited classics such as “If I Was Your Girlfriend,” “Little Red Corvette,” and of course, “Purple Rain.”
If yesterday’s outpouring of love proved anything it was that the artist that will forever be known as Prince not only left his mark in music and pop culture, but also on society itself. Not to mention he made purple the coolest of colors in the book.
See images from the festivities below and on the following pages. Rest In Power, Prince.