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Prince to release tribute to people of Baltimore

The artwork for Prince's song "Baltimore"

Billboard reports that this week at Paisley Park, Prince recorded a new song that’s a “tribute to all the people of the city of Baltimore.” Release plans have not yet been announced, but Prince has shared the song’s artwork—above.

“It’s understood,” according to Billboard, “that the track will address Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore police custody, and the socio/political issues around the nation following a spate of killings of young black men.”

Just a couple of weeks ago, Prince, 3RDEYEGIRL, and Judith Hill played a “Record Store Weekend Jam” at Paisley Park; read Andrea Swensson’s recap of the late-night concert.