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Hundreds, including Flavor Flav, turn up for Prince block party


More than a week after Prince's death, fans haven't stopped celebrating the Purple One's life.

Saturday, hundreds of people gathered at the musician's old stomping grounds, Sabathani Community Center – which is where Prince's school, Bryant Junior High used to be.

The block party started at 1 p.m. and ran for several hours. Guests donned purple and enjoyed live music, magicians, face painters and more.

The Twin Cities' own Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness performed.

The Star Tribune says several hip-hop artists also performed.

And as if all that wasn't enough, Flavor Flav showed up.

The Public Enemy rapper even gave a speech saying that Prince will always live on through his fans and music.

And to go along with all the tunes, there was plenty of dancing.

If you weren't able to make it out to the block party – or aren't finished celebrating Prince yet – there are more purple events coming up.

Nightingale in Minneapolis will host a tribute Saturday night, dubbed "magnetic." DJs Patrick Voller and Bronson will host the party until the early morning hours.

Then on Sunday, northeast Minneapolis will have its own party hosted by East Side Neighborhood Services.

It's a free, family-friendly event that will feature food trucks and a purple-themed collaborative art project called "Created to Glow." There will also be plenty of Prince jams lined up.

That party will run from 3-6 p.m.

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