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    How Mark Ronson Charmed Prince With Vinyl

    Take a tour of the famed producer's vinyl collection in the latest episode of 'Crate Diggers'

    Mark Ronson really needs no introduction, but we'll try it anyway. The DJ/producer has been shaping pop music over the last 10 years, working with Paul McCartneyAmy Winehouse, Ghostface—the list goes on and on. In this latest episode of Crate Diggers, Ronson takes us on a whirlwind tour of his life as a music obsessive, vinyl lover and in-the-know personality with famous followers.

    "One time I was DJing in New York and Prince was in the club," Ronson recalls. "I think to myself, 'What can I do to make Prince come in the booth? I have to play a record so amazing, it's going to his mind.'" 

    Ronson succeeded. "Surely enough [I see] the heads of these two big bouncers over the whole rest of the crowd, moving through the crowd," he continues. "Prince is standing there, observing. I'm trying to keep my cool, and he came over and said, 'What is that record?'"

    Ronson then broke out a bootleg Stevie Wonder album, which made Prince want to have a bit of fun with him. Watch the video above for the full story and many more anecdotes from Ronson's storied career as a DJ, producer and musician. 

    Catch up on previous episodes of Crate Diggers right here!

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