Prince is easily one of the greatest artists of all-time. With a legacy that lives on still even just a little over five years after his untimely passing. The Purple One is still arguably the greatest musician and artist ever.
A revolutionary artist that always spoke on the wrongs that needed to be right in his music as well. That were going on in the world and especially here in America. Prince still has music that was so ahead of its time and/or dealt with a lot of what is unfortunately still going on in America right now.
Which Prince shows yet again on his just released new single, Born 2 Die. That sees the late great legendary and iconic singer, songwriter, producer and musician. Reflecting on the ongoing struggles in the Black Community. Which unfortunately are still going on till this very day and according to a press release for the song. Was recorded in 2010 when President Obama was only a year into his first term.
Prince using the soulfully funky slow-burning mid-tempo record as a sort of homage. To another late great revolutionary type artist and fellow Gemini and June born artist, Curtis Mayfield. Making it no surprise that with the Mayfield homage/influence you can hear on the new record. That’s Prince’s Estate would release it today on what would have been Curtis Mayfield’s 79th birthday.
The new record, the second single. From Prince’s upcoming posthumously released new album, Welcome 2 America. That he already released the title track from and is set to be the first posthumously released album of all new material from Prince. Since his untimely passing in 2016. With, Born 2 Die, also finding Prince accompanied by bassist Tal Wilkenfeld and drummer Chris Coleman. As well as vocalists Shelby J., Liv Warfield and Elisa Fiorillo on the very beautifully amazing vocal harmonies. For the very beautifully magical and soulfully funky new record.