Prince Writes Song Honoring Freddie Gray And The People Of Baltimore

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Prince has recorded a song that will address the recent riots in Baltimore after the death of 25-year-old Baltimore man Freddie Gray.

According to Billboard, who spoke with a spokesperson for Prince, the track will be a “tribute to all people of the city of Baltimore.”

The track will address the death of Freddie Gray, who died after suffering a spinal injury while in custody of the Baltimore police last month.

It will also take a closer look at the socio-political issue in not just that city, but the nation following the many deaths of young black men including Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

No release date or title has been revealed for the track, which was reportedly recorded at Paisley Park earlier this week.

Billboard was able to get a first look at the cover art, which features an illustration of Prince with sunglasses and a long chain around his neck.

Prince isn’t the only person speaking out about the protests in Baltimore, yesterday (April 30) Beyoncéposted images from the city, including the cover of the latest issue of Time, which features protestors in black and white and the year 1968 crossed out with 2015 written in its place. Beyoncé also urged NAACP support.

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