Ever since I heard Dirty Minds and Controversy, I've been a big fan. "Annie Christian, Antichrist...."
He combined Hendrix and funk, managed the cross-over, a bit clean, a bit dirty, get your big on butt over here - gotta get up, get down.... oh shit. Way too young. And then that duet with Beyoncé.... and the Revolution.
See ya, dude - and thanks