Video: MPLS

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1993: Blood Is Thicker Than Time Music Videos
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1994: Standing At The Altar

MPLS music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: Spring/Summer 1994
Producer(s): Frank Saperstein Productions & Paisley Park Enterprises
Director: Frank Saperstein
Related home video/DVD:
First (Commercially) Released:


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

MPLS is a video by Minneapolis released for broadcast. The single received only a limited release through the 1-800 New Funk telephone service and The New Power Generation Stores in Minneapolis and London. The video also received only minimal airplay.

MPLS is the first video related to Prince to be treated as a cartoon. The four-piece band includes Sonny T., Jana Anderson, a DJ and Prince/SymbolSmallerBlue.png wearing a love symbol shirt. The video contains brief footage from The Beautiful Experience TV-special and Lenny Kravitz’s Are You Gonna Go My Way video. Otherwise, the storyline is rather confuse.

The audio uses a different mix of the song MPLS with more samples, including an intro taken from Carmen Electra’s unreleased song Powerline.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
Early 1994 (assumed) Unknown


  • Frank Saperstein - producer/director/author
  • More information needed

Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
MPLS 4:18

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

Blood Is Thicker Than Time
Music Videos (Prince) Music Videos (Related Artists) 1994
Standing At The Altar