Since his early years, Prince wanted to be on stage – how, he wasn´t so sure yet. Luckily, a friend approached him at school to invite him to join the training of his Streetdance crew. They were in need of new members and thus, the career of Prince began.
The dancer, who came from Ghana to Berlin with his family when he was 13 years old soon noticed that everyone danced differently than he did. While everything else resembled the style of Usher, Prince´s style was more expressive. It wasn´t so much about looking good, but more about releasing emotions through dance, as powerful as possible. This power remains to be his trademark ‘til today. The documentary “Rize” by David LaChapele showed Prince doing what he does: he was krumping. He already possessed the right amount of power and expression and so he started making this specific dance style his own, like no other in Germany. As others started understanding his style, he quickly was being hyped. “There is this new dance, it looks like Prince.” He could be sure of the fame in clubs and sure meant: the first German Krump-Champion 2006 MOK – Prince, monster of Krump. This time was rather intense, but he needed the change. Via Krump, he discovered Hip Hop New Style, a style that allowed him more space. Hip Hop to him is more complex and creative and it allows elements of Krump and also his roots from Ghana to find room, thus enhancing the dance style of this young man from Berlin. It is powerful and rough, yet also full of emotions.
This special style coupled up with his abilities getting better and better have brought him very far. For years now, Prince is a dance instructor at youth centers in Berlin-Neukölln, where he grew up himself but also at the dance school Oxymoron in Potsdam and at the Motion´s in Berlin. Hip Hop acts such as Max Herre, Samy Deluxe, Culcha Candela or Autodidakt booked him as a dance performer in their music videos. But not only that, performances in dance theaters where he had many successful productions in Hamburg, on Germany tour and with his fix company Oxymoron can be added to the success list of Prince. As a freestyle-dancer battles are a must for him. In Krump and New Style he won meaningful national as well as international battles and even achieved the quarter finals at the worldwide largest event Juste Debout. In Berlin he started organizing several battle formats. The path wasn´t always steep. At first, Prince did his training alone, in order to find his personal style and to perfect it. Dance instructors at youth centers showed him the basics. One of them, Ivan Stevanovic, took him to underground battles with him. Then, they established the Berlin Streetdance Connection, in order to enhance dance in Berlin. But Berlin wasn´t enough. As a young adult, Prince started travelling with friends across Germany to participate in battles. Many times, had it not been for them winning the prize money, they wouldn´t have known how to get back to Berlin. Dance not only broadened his horizon: in Berlin, Prince is viewed as an inspiration to many for years, to become freestyle dancers – especially his brothers and close friends, who have formed the M.I.K. Family.