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Prince Releases New Song About Baltimore, Freddie Gray

Musician Prince holds a press conference at The Apollo Theater announcing his "Welcome 2 America" tour in New York, on Thursd
Musician Prince holds a press conference at The Apollo Theater announcing his "Welcome 2 America" tour in New York, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

Prince released his new protest song about Freddie Gray and Baltimore to the world on Saturday.

The track, simply titled "Baltimore," features upbeat, Prince-funky instrumentals combined with direct lyrics that deal unflinchingly with recent current events. A sample: "Does anybody hear us pray for Michael Brown and Freddie Gray?"

The release of "Baltimore" comes a day ahead of the legendary artist's performance at Sunday's Rally 4 Peace benefit concert in Baltimore, which will stream on Tidal, Jay-Z's new streaming music service.

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