Prince keeps the surprises coming. For a Labor Day treat the music icon has shared a second record off his anticipated new solo album ART OFFICIAL AGE, which is 1 of 2 new albums the legend will be releasing on September 30.
Today, following the announcement of the double album release and first single “Clouds,” the Purple One gives us the smooth, seductive, piano laden “U Know.” Opening with a rap-like flow Prince alerts his latest lady that if she went with him she would never have any complaints.
“You know how much I want ya / You know how much I care / You gon know I’m gon flaunt ya,” he coos with his classic falsetto.
Prince is currently prepping for the release of his 13-track solo album, ART OFFICIAL AGE, and debut album with his new band 3rdEyeGirl, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, which will both be released on September 30 via his new venture with Warner Bros. Records.
In keeping with hip-hop’s tradition of standing united in difficult times, many of the culture’s MC’s united for a song in honor of deceased teen Michael Brown.
Essence.com reports that the anthem, titled “Don’t Shoot” is the brainchild of rapper The Game, who personally felt the impact of Brown’s death in relation to his own family.
“The issues in Ferguson really hit home for me, and I feel compelled to use my musical platform to address this,” The Game told Rolling Stone. “I am a Black man with kids of my own that I love more than anything, and I cannot fathom a horrific tragedy like Michael Brown’s happening to them. This possibility has shaken me to my core. That is why this song must be made and why it was so easy for so many of my friends to come together and unite against the injustice.”
Ma$e speaks out on the injustice he sees going on in America as people like George Zimmerman and police officer Darren Wilson appear to be getting away with the murders of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
This is Ma$e like we’ve never heard him before… “Politically Incorrect.”