Prince’s Cornucopia of 2,000+ Unreleased Songs Has Reportedly Been Opened

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We may still be mourning Prince, the prodigious and prolific artist who made purple cool, and struggling to find his music online without resorting to Tidal, but we may soon have as many as 2,000 new Prince songs to ease the pain. ABC affiliate KSTP-TV reports that Prince’s vault — like, a literal vault, with a spinning wheel lock and everything — of music has been opened amid uncertainty regarding the allocation of his fortune and music. (His sister, Tyka Nelson, confirmed that the musician left no will.) On The View in 2012, Prince said of his unreleased songs, "One day, someone will release them. I don't know that I'll get to release them. There's just so many." As if the Purple One didn’t have enough outrageous stories already. This is the most exciting opening of a vault since Geraldo excavated Al Capone’s, which was, to put it mildly, disappointing.