"Prince was more of a social advocate versus being a political advocate," frequent "The View" contributor and creator of AlwaysAList.com Jawn Murray told ABC News. "Prince was more so about the empowerment of the people. We all know he was a man of few words, but when he did speak he made a huge impact."
Prince's impact was most felt in his songs, whose lyrics touched on a variety of issues close to Prince's heart. Here's a sampling of his most powerful music: