Prince's vault has been drilled open.
The music icon, who died on 21st April at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota, is reported to have kept thousands of unreleased tracks inside the secure vault, to which only Prince had the code. The seven-time Grammy winner left behind enough music to release an album every year for the next century.
According to Prince’s former sound engineer, Susan Rodgers, the vault pre-dates the release of 1984’s hit album 'Purple Rain'. “When I left in 87, it was nearly full,” she told the Guardian. “Row after row of everything we’d done. I can’t imagine what they’ve done since then.”
No word yet on if/when the music will be released. Prince had no will at the time of his passing and his family members are presently involved in an ongoing legal battle over his assets.