Minneapolis Sound Museum honors local music legends

Jellybean Johnson, drummer and member of The Time, is working to establish The Minneapolis Sound Museum. It would be a permanent tribute composed of everyone who contributed to the genre of music, most notably Prince.

Jellybean Johnson on the Minneapolis Sound

North Minneapolis is the birthplace of what is known as the “Minneapolis sound.” Pioneered by Prince, a long legacy of local musicians also contributed to the music. Fox 9's Bisi Onile-Ere sat down for a one-on-one interview with legendary guitarist and drummer Jellybean Johnson. "If there’s one word that you could use to describe the Minneapolis sound, what would it be," asked Bisi. Johnson responded laughing, "Funky."

'Purple Playground' inspires students with the music of Prince

Inside the High School For Recording Arts, music fills the air. But this is no ordinary school of rock, it's also a tribute to his purple majesty. Nearly two dozen students are lifting their voices in harmony in the studio, and in the process, they are getting an education in musicology.