Mint Condition Remembers Prince

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Lawrence Waddell and Stokley Williams of the St. Paul-based R&B band Mint Condition sit down to talk about their mentor, friend and fellow musician Prince.

From their own beginnings in the early 90s meeting Prince for the first time, to stories of playing on tour with him, to their reflections on Prince’s influence on the “Minneapolis Sound” and the artistic world more broadly, Waddell and Williams remember Prince and his legacy.

Interview by Jeff Achen of The UpTake.

Jeff Achen

Jeff was a television, print, and digital reporter from 1999 until 2009. He has worked extensively in the nonprofit and journalism communities of the Twin Cities since 2006, serving as a digital strategist for Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and GiveMN.org from 2010 until 2014. Jeff is an active video producer, photographer and owner of CallSign51, a creative services company specializing in video production and photography. He is a longstanding member of the Society of Professional Journalists and former Minnesota Pro Chapter board member. Additionally, he is a Navy veteran and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Nepal).

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