New Prince for your Labor Day. Perfect way to wind it down, huh? Hope you got TIDAL, the stream is there below.
1. MILLION $ SHOW
2. SHUT THIS DOWN
3. AIN’T ABOUT 2 STOP (FEAT. RITA ORA)
4. LIKE A MACK (FEAT. CURLY FRYZ)
5. THIS COULD B US
7. X’S FACE
9. MR. NELSON (FEAT. LIANNE LA HAVAS)
10. 1000 X’S & O’S
Stream: Prince ‘HITNRUN (Phase One)’ here
Chicago singer Eryn Allen Kane got a huge look singing alongside Prince a couple months ago now around the time of the Baltimore riots. Today, a new visual mixes in scenes from the times to drive home the song’s message on another level. Relive or check this one out for the first time.
D’Angelo & The Vanguard paid Spotify a visit in NYC and set up in their studio to perform a 4-track live session that, naturally, is now available on Spotify below. A trio of songs from Black Messiah are performed before a cover of Prince’s “She’s Always In My Hair”.
Press play below and get a preview of their various festival stops this year…
Prince on SNL put it down as the legendary singer provided a rare TV appearance and did something SNL hasn’t really seen: an 8-minute performance. Prince jammed out with 4 songs on the heels of his double album release and left a mark on longtime and new, young fans alike. Watch above, ICYMI.
SNL was star-studded last night as well with host Chris Rock making his first appearance on the show since his firing in 1993. Here, in classic Chris Rock fashion, is his controversial opening monologue in which he mentions the Boston Marathon bombing and 9/11.
I feel like that Jackie Chan MEME… in the positive sense…
Kendrick Lamar & Prince?!
It happened live from Prince’s Minneapolis home at Paisley Park Studio as he celebrated the release of his two new albums yesterday. During “What’s My Name”, Prince brought out Kendrick to perform a verse and then the two previewed a recorded collab to the crowd. What! Great combo, and can’t wait for the CDQ. Looks like I left Minneapolis a day too early… (I was there this weekend through Monday if you’re keeping score at home.)
As a bonus, Prince also has a new record with Rita Ora coming soon too and preview video of that lies below.
Not one, but TWO new Prince albums today. Whoa! I’ve read early rave reviews across the social medias too. Here is Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum above and below respectively.
A new Prince single… why not?! And that’s not all. The iconic singer surprise announced not one but two albums coming up on September 29th. Art Official Age will be a completely solo effort and is led by the below single “Clouds”. PLECTRUMELECTRUM will also see release on the 29th and will feature Prince’s band 3rd Eye Girl.
As for “Clouds”, it’s vintage Prince bringing the funk. Keep in tune all the way through to the end for some female vocals acting as a nice compliment too.