Critical biography of musician filmmaker Prince. Armond White’s New Position: The Prince Chronicles tells the story of r&b, rock, soul, jazz artist Prince Rogers Nelson through a collection of reports and reviews from the years in which Prince dominated the pop scene to his shocking death and his final, surprising cultural turn. Starting with the breakthrough of Purple Rain on to the late career The Rainbow Children, a musical and intellectual triumph, White follows Prince’s different positions as a musical prodigy, sexual adventurer, cinematic and music video innovator and spiritual seeker. This is reporting and criticism, cultural examination and personal appreciation—what every pop culture history and biography should be. It is for fans, students and lovers of creative filmmaking, historic music videos, great music. Most of all, it’s for fans of the Artist Permanently Known as Prince, one of the most important, fascinating cultural figures of our time.