Beyonce, Jay Z, Prince to Headline Stacked TIDAL X Concert

September 30, 2015

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Usher and Nicki Minaj lead the first wave of an already stacked lineup scheduled to play the Tidal X: 1020 charity concert on October 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Among the other initial slate of...

Album Review

Hit N Run: Phase One

September 18, 2015

Prince's new album opens with allusions to "1999" and "Let's Go Crazy." But it's less a re-creation of those Eighties classics than an attempt by the more restless-minded Prince of today to reimagine the funky precision and effortless mastery of his...


PMRC's 'Filthy 15': Where Are They Now?

September 17, 2015

In the past year, Tove Lo's hit "Talking Body" found her singing, "We fuck for life," Big Sean got on the radio with "I Don't Fuck With You" and Macklemore's "Thrift Shop," in which he raps about purchasing a blanket with the sole intention of ejaculating...


The Playlist: Deafheaven, the Weeknd and Macklemore

August 19, 2015

1. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ed Sheeran, "Growing Up" Seattle's finest rap duo have been laying low for a year — just long enough for you to stop humming "Thrift Shop" in your head. Get ready to do it all over again with their new...


Prince Plots Imminent Release of New Album 'HitNRun'

August 7, 2015

In exactly one month, Prince will release his new album HitNRun. The rocker announced his surprise LP Friday as part of an exclusive partnership with Jay Z's Tidal, which will find the high-quality streaming service hosting HitNRun beginning...


Hear Prince's Funky New Party Popper 'Stare'

July 30, 2015

Prince lets loose in his new tune "Stare," a funky string of party-friendly, double-entendre come-ons and callbacks to his past. He sings about going onstage in his underwear and calls back his 1986 smash "Kiss" and its scratchy guitar line, interspersed...


Hear Prince's Psychedelic 'HARDROCKLOVER'

July 1, 2015

Prince's new song, "HARDROCKLOVER," opens not with the expected thunderous riff, but a minimalist synth pulse. The singer-guitarist surveys the hazy scene at a party, "in between this waking life and R.E.M." – but when the title lover walks in the...


Hear Prince's Dance Rally 4 Peace Paisley Park Concert

May 13, 2015

On May 2nd, Prince hosted a Dance Rally 4 Peace at his Paisley Park Studios outside Minneapolis to honor Freddie Gray and support those protesting in Baltimore. In very un-Prince-like fashion, the singer has now shared a soundboard recording of that...


Hear Prince's Freddie Gray Protest Song 'Baltimore'

May 9, 2015

Prince will perform at his special Rally 4 Peace event Sunday night in Baltimore, and before he takes the stage, the rocker unveiled his protest song "Baltimore." Prince dropped his new track, inspired by the death of Freddie Gray and the...


'Purple Rain' Falls on the Sahara in African Adaptation

May 8, 2015

In one of the most memorable scenes from Purple Rain, Prince takes his new-in-town romantic interest for a walk in the Minnesota countryside. As the woman (played by singer and model Apollonia Kotero) opens up about her showbiz dreams, the hero makes...


Kendrick Lamar Recorded Unreleased Song With Prince

April 1, 2015

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly has been a commercial and critical success, but he almost added one more iconic voice to the final product. In an interview with Hot 97, Lamar revealed that he recorded with Prince, but was "pressed...


Prince Releases New Album 'HitNRun Phase One'

September 7, 2015

As promised, Prince released his new album, now titled HitNRun Phase One, exclusively through Jay Z's Tidal on Sunday night. Tidal users can listen to the album now at the streaming service, while non-subscribers can stream the LP by signing...


Prince Warns Young Artists: Record Contracts Are 'Slavery'

August 9, 2015

Two days after Prince announced that he would release his new album HitNRun exclusively to Tidal, the singer revealed the reason he is sidestepping a record label and offering the LP directly through Jay Z's streaming service. "Record contracts are...


Watch TV on the Radio's Moody 'Purple Rain' Cover

August 7, 2015

TV on the Radio added local flavor to their July 30th performance at Minneapolis, Minnesota's First Avenue by busting out a rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain" during the encore. The performance was fitting as the famed venue was the setting for...


See Prince's Peaceful, Powerful 'Baltimore' Lyric Video

July 22, 2015

"Peace is more than the absence of war," Prince sings in "Baltimore," the protest song he released following the death of Charm City citizen Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody. A new lyric video for the song, which the track's singer Eryn...


Inside Prince and Stevie Wonder's Top-Secret White House Gig

June 19, 2015

Having performed at the White House in the past, James Taylor was prepared to deal with reporters and cameramen as his car service pulled up to the building's security gate on Saturday, June 13th. Instead, it was all quiet. "I thought there was going...

Live Review

Prince Goes in at Baltimore Show: 'The System Is Broken'

May 11, 2015

Two weeks after protests in Baltimore brought national attention to the death of Freddie Gray while he was in police custody, Prince came to town for a "Rally 4 Peace" – a surprise concert that turned into an epic two-and-a-half-hour...


Tidal Will Stream Prince's Baltimore Show for Free

May 8, 2015

Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal will provide free live audio of Prince's Rally 4 Peace event at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena this Sunday. Along with their 60-minute stream of Prince's show, Tidal have also promised to "match...


Prince Books Rally 4 Peace Concert in Baltimore

May 6, 2015

Now that the curfew has been lifted in Baltimore, Prince is throwing a party. The 1999 singer will perform at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena this Mother's Day, May 10th as part of his Rally 4 Peace event, an effort to unify the people of Baltimore...


Prince Sued Over Judith Hill's Debut Album Download

March 28, 2015

A producer for singer Judith Hill has filed a lawsuit against Prince after the singer e-mailed a free download link to Hill's album via Live Nation's mailing list. Jolene Cherry filed her suit Friday in Los Angeles, claiming that Hill was already...