On Sunday, Prince put on a Rally 4 Peace concert in the city of Baltimore in honor of Freddie Gray, where he was debuting his new song addressing unrest in the city.
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Now, the tune Baltimore is released on SoundCloud, which according to a spokeswoman for the singer:
"Addresses the unrest in Baltimore and the socio-political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men."
Last month, Freddie Gray died from a spinal cord injury while in police custody, igniting protests and riots in the city of Baltimore. Though the song is a call for peace and reflection, the singer declares in the lyrics:
"If there ain't no justice then there ain't no peace."
Check out the song (below) and listen to Baltimore!
The city of Baltimore should be expecting a forecast of Purple Rain this weekend!
Earlier this week, it was reported that Prince recorded a protest song in the wake of the Baltimore riots over Freddie Gray's death.
Now, it's been announced that the superstar will perform the song at a Mother's Day Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore!
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Organizers of the concert had this to say:
"In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S."
People are invited to wear something gray to the event as a symbolic message, and organizers continue to explain:
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Like most of us, Prince has been moved by the violent protests happening in Baltimore over Freddie Gray's death. Unlike most of us, the legendary artist will share his feelings through song.
According to a spokesperson, the ART OFFICIAL AGE singer has recorded "a tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore."
It's understood that the track will discuss Gray's death, while in Baltimore police custody, and how the nation has been exposed to a series of young black men being killed, which sparked many socio/political issues.
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Prince is the latest in a slew of artists who have taken issue with the matter, including Beyoncé, The Game, and others who have called for action in the wake of Gray's death.
Release plans for Prince's song have yet to be announced, but the artwork has been released (above.)
[Image via Billboard.]
Get ready, America, because Prince is bring his tour stateside!
The musician had a very successful tour in the UK last year with 3rdEyeGirl, so he's bring the Hit & Run show to the United States starting next week!
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In typical Prince fashion, there is only one show scheduled so far, and it's in Louisville, Kentucky, which is where 3rdEyeGirl drummer Hannah Welton is from.
The tickets will go on sale tomorrow, March 9th, at 10am local time, and portions of the proceeds will go to Louisville charities.
It's not surprising that Prince isn't announcing the venues, because when he toured in the UK, each show was revealed on Twitter as they came up.
So, make sure you're glued to Twitter! Ha!
After the AH-Mazing Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary show on Sunday, guests were definitely in a party mood!
So it's only appropriate that following the star-studded event, there was an even more star-studded after-party!
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Hosted by MC Jimmy Fallon, the roaring shindig, held at New York's Plaza Hotel, delighted attendees with a plethora of kickass performances!
The night started off with a Blues Brothers performance featuring Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, and Dan Aykroyd.
According to an insider:
Of course they were!
Prince popped up in NYC to do a surprise performance at 23 Wall Street for the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's basketball brand Jordan.
In Prince-like fashion, it started after midnight, with the music icon's band 3RDEYEGIRL taking the stage with him.
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And there were plenty of celebs in attendance, like Beyoncé and Jay Z, and the couple even hopped on stage to dance! They weren't alone though! Queen Latifah, Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Questlove, Carmelo Anthony, and even MJ himself all joined in to groove on stage!
Simply fantastic! And for those interested, here's the setlist