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Listen Now To New PRINCE “Baltimore”; #RALLY4PEACE Concert To Be Streamed On Tidal; Back On Social Media?

Baltimore Artwork Provided By Paisley Park

This week has been a space odyssey for PRINCE fans with the announcement of the #RALLY4PEACE concert in Baltimore, Tidal now streaming the first 60 minutes of the Sunday concert, the release of the new song "Baltimore" for all insomniacs and perhaps Prince's return to social media via Twitter.

On the soundcloud link, how "Baltimore" came to be is described eloquently.

As for Tidal streaming the concert on their site they will also be matching donations for the "Rally4PEACE" concert all weekend long and during the first 60 minutes of the PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL concert.

In a press release, Jay Z had this to say about the event;

"I am honored to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music and be able to offer a platform where this moment can be shared globally. We invite all to experience the music and contribute in their own way to promote peace, tolerance and understanding," \ "Our prayers go out to Freddie Gray's family and every family affected by brutality and senseless violence."

Also, it appears PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL are back on social media via the verified Twitter account PRINCE3EG.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Kinda haunting that the L.A. Riots were 25 years ago from what was going on in Baltimore last week and how "Baltimore" ends. We are all in this together. When will we all see this?

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Comments (9)
  1. The “person” at prince.org who is claiming that Prince stole from Thin Lizzy to make Baltimore really needs to stop skipping doses and sit his ass down in the corner with a dunce cap on. Talk about out to lunch. That said, the song is a nice mid-tempo anthem, nothing that will be remembers in 10 years, but still…but I don’t think that anthems mean anything anymore, so…

  2. Ugly Strange, Who asked u?

  3. Uh…”DeeLucks”…Prince was the “The Time”. He let Morris sing and he had to have other people play the music on the stage but other than that there was no “The Time”. You know who plays “The Time”‘s music now to people all over the world, “The Prince”.

  4. I went to Tidal to sign up for the Free Trial so that I would be able to listen to the show this evening. Would not take my card. πŸ™ So now I won’t be able to listen to it. πŸ™ Frikkin figures. πŸ˜›

  5. Barbara made a good point, I expected somethang stronger & funkier, especially considering the crowd & reason.

    But Barb, said this a song to calm the nerves, & I can see that..

    In that aspect, I guess it’s okay..

    Not feelin it at this point honestly, & I’m a huge Prince fan.

    If “Sign ‘O’ The Times” would have been released during this moment, or this situation happened during the 80’s, & Prince released “Sign ‘O’ The Times” for this particular situation, I would be wearing it out by now, str8 up.

    But I played it once, & I hate to say it, but nah, next..

    “Sticky Like Glue” was rocking on my MP3 playa earlier tho’!!

    Now that’s the Prince I grewup on, F-U-N-K..

    Please reinstall:
    WENDY & LISA, BROWNMARK, DEZ, BOBBY Z. DR. FINK, ANDRE CYMONE, ERIC LEEDS, SUSANNAH MELVOIN, find level ground with THE TIME, & let’s sho em how it’s done!!

    Where is the real love really at?

    How can u love anotha, but hate your brotha?

    Lead by example…

    Love 3rd eye girl too, but I believe, like The NPG, they would be a stronger protege band.

    They are definitely Paisley Park material, but honestly, IMO, no one but, but none, influences Prince’s sound, like THE REVOLUTION.

    I believe because, they are not afraid to tell Prince the truth, “that sounds good, that’s a hit, but that right there, that sounds horrible!!”

    And the competition of THE TIME challenged him, which made his product just that much stronger, it was in his favor. Prince was jammin his butt off when he had them around. It worked very strongly in his favor.

    Though he wrote all the material, it still gave him a better imagination, with a much clearer vision.

    Having folks around u that are afraid of u, what good does that do you?

    Get some real studio gangstas in the house…

    Morris, Jesse, Jellybean, Monte, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Jerome, etc. aint no punks..

    So what is Prince really afraid of???

    Could it be, he is really afraid of THE REVOLUTION & THE TIME?

    I feel I’m not the only one who feels this way.

    I have geniuses in my family, & their weaknesses are self-sabotage.
    They know so much, that they never listen.

    God puts people in our lives for a reason, if we knew everythang, then we would not need each other..

    We are all angels with one wing, but we need each other to fly..

    Better 2b a good listener, than a foolish one.

    Which is called tone deaf…………..

  6. Xcuse Me While I Rant………
    1st Off, Thank God 4 U, Prince, 4 Never Failing 2 Speak Up About The Injustices Plaguing Our Country & People As A Whole.
    Though More & More R Acknowledging These Injustices By Our “Men In Blue”, This Shouldn’t Only Be The Fight Of The Civilians. This Fight Should Also Start From Within Those Walls…Like The Wall Of Berlin, This So-Called “Blue Wall Of Silence” Needs 2 Be SMASHED & Blown 2 Pieces! This Has, In A Sense, Become Our Own “Wall Of Berlin”.
    There R Good Men & Women In Blue Who Take Their Badges Seriously But, Unfortunately 4 THEM, There R Those Within That Seek & Tend 2 Abuse That Power. & The “True Blues” Watch But Most Fail 2 Intervene, Of Course, Due 2 The BACKLASH. But, I Pray With All Of The Recent Uprisings & Uproars, This Will Get The Ball Rolling. That This Division & Injustice Within Those Walls Need 2 STOP.
    Do U Know How Many Of Us…Myself Included, Wishes That We Could Make A Citizen’s Arrest Towards Sum Of These “Law-ENFORCERS” Who Do Anything & Everything BUT Enforce The Law? Who’s Job Is 2 Also LEAD By Example? But This Example Was Long Lost In The Wash & There Was A Apparently A Large “Bleach” Spill That Tainted The Blue.
    I Feel Bad 4 The “True Blues”. I Know They Exist, I’ve Met PLENTY Of Them.
    There Was 1 In Particular Who Even Started A General Conversation With Me. This Officer Got In2 Personal Details About Himself. I Even At 1 Point Dared 2 Just Straight-Out Ask Him…”Off The Record”, If He Felt That There Were Those In The Police Force That Abused Their Badge & He Really Didn’t Hesitate When He Told Me, “Yes”. This Was No Surprise Of Course, Only Confirmation. God Bless Him.
    They See It…Now, Work Within Those Walls 2 STOP It.
    The Amount Of Miles They Need 2 Take On This Journey 2 Bridge The Gap Of TRUST Between Civilians Is Reaching The Equivalent Of the Sahara, & The Space Is GROWING & Will Be Just As Taxing Unless The WAKE UP & Show That They GET IT.
    It Also Breaks My Heart 2 See The “Vigilante Justice” That Gets Inflicted On Sum Of These Officers…Paying The Price Of The “Tainted In Blue”.
    & Those That Know These Injustices R Happening, Even If They Don’t Partake In The Actual CRIMINAL ACTIVITY Of It All, How Can They Wear that Badge PROUDLY Knowing That, This 1 Was Arrested By No JUST Means, Based On Their Lifestyle Or The Color Of His/Her Skin?
    Knowing That They Witnessed The Senseless BEATING Of Sum1 Because, That Officer Was Having A BAD DAY Or Based On The COLOR Of His/Her Skin?
    Knowing A Civilian Was Harassed Unnecessarily Due 2 PROFILING When This Person Has A LEGIT Lifestyle & NO Police Records So, SURPRISINGLY Acquired This Car Or Was Allowed In This Neighborhood Because Of Their ACHIEVEMENTS & Most Importantly, The FREEDOM 2 Go Wherever The HECK They Pleased?
    & Of Course, Knowing A Civilian Was Unarmed & KILLED SIMPLY Because Of Their LIFESTYLE Or THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN.
    & I’m not Just Speaking 4 The Black Civilians/Victims, I’m speaking 4 ALL Of These Victims Because, There R People Of ALL Races Who Have Endured Injustices By The “Tainted Blue”. But, 2 Be Fair & The FACT Still Remains That A Lot Of These WERE/R Based On The COLOR Of Skin.
    Of Course, There Is The Saying, #AllLivesMatter. But, In Saying, #BlackLivesMatter Does NOT Stand 4 ONLY, It Stands 4 ALSO. Because, The Fact Likewise STILL Remains That A LOT Of These Injustices R Simply, If They’re BLACK…REACT.
    I’m Sorry 4 The Rant But, This Hurts. Mother’s Having 2 Hold Their Sons Tighter Because Of The Skin They’re In Or Lifestyle That Surrounds Them, & From The 1’s Who Vowed 2 Protect & Serve? People R LOST & SCARED & ANGRY & CONFUSED. But, There R OTHER Outlets & Ways 2 Be Heard & Rioting Is NOT the Way, The Destruction Of Their Own Neighborhoods That Were Built From Their Own Blood, Sweat & Tears & Most Importantly, KILLING Is NOT.
    I Have A Nephew, He Is Like My Son & I Pray 4 Him Every Time He Walks Out The Door, Because Of What We’re PRONE 2. & It Makes NO SENSE WhatSoEver.
    I Have Tears Right Now So, My Ranting Is My Outlet. I Thank God 4 Prince & 4 Him Providing Another Outlet. I Thank Prince 4 Loving So Much That He Uses His Platform In Ways 2 Provide An Outlet, 2 Have A VOICE & Reaching Countless Others.
    My Love 4 This Cause Will Be There In Spirit 4 Prince & 3rdEyeGirl & All Of Those In Attendance & 4 Baltimore & Ferguson & NYC & Countless Other Cities & 4 Those Whose Hearts R In The Right Place. I’m Grateful That We Will Get A Chance 2 Witness What We Can.
    Love4OneAnother…It’s Really THAT Simple. Sum Don’t Get I But, I Pray Sumday They Will.
    I Pray 4 The Mothers Who Can’t Hold Their Sons On Mother’s Day. & 4 Those Who Can, I Pray They Hold On Tighter.
    Ok, I’m Done. Sorry Doc & Thanx…..
    Back 2 U ;-)~<3~<3~<3

  7. Great initiative by Prince to organise this concert & hopefully the collaboration with Tidal will raise some $ to go to those who need it most. The sound of Prince’s song Baltimore isn’t what I expected, and that’s what I love about Prince. An angry sound is probably not what this community needs right now. He’s showing love & light. Perfect.

  8. Hopefully, I will be able to listen to part of the concert on Tidal. If I have to make a donation in order to listen to it, I’m outta luck since I have no $$$. πŸ™ Hope Prince & 3EG have a great show!!

  9. I am so happy that Prince is contributing to the social call regarding injustices in our communities. Beautiful song.


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