Album Review

HitnRun Phase Two

January 14, 2016

Prince put out two back-to-basics LPs in 2014, but ultimately he was outdone by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," which rode his classic Minneapolis sound all the way to Number One. Late in 2015, he came back with another one-two punch –...



Prince Surprise-Releases New LP 'Hit N Run: Phase Two'

December 12, 2015

Three months after Prince released his new LP Hit N Run: Phase One, the rocker has quickly followed that up with the surprise arrival of the album's Phase Two. The 12-track collection appeared on Tidal Saturday without any warning. Tidal users...


Prince Launches 'Princestagram' With Live Photos, Memes

October 25, 2015

Prince's love-mostly hate relationship with the Internet is well documented, from sparring with his own fan sites to shuttered Twitter accounts to advertised Facebook chats that only last one question. However, the rocker continues to ease back...


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

September 30, 2015

UPDATE: Nick Jonas, Rick Ross, Meek Mill and French Montana have been added to Tidal's sold-out, all-star Brooklyn concert. Beyoncé, Jay Z, Prince, Usher and Nicki Minaj lead the first wave of an already...


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...


Beyonce Sings Prince-Inspired Tribute to Nicki Minaj

October 26, 2015

Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj shared the Barclays Center stage October 20th to perform "Feeling Myself" at the Tidal X: 1020 event, and now the singer has dropped a pair of behind-the-scenes clips of her and the rapper from the Brooklyn...


Madonna Attends Late-Night Prince Concert at Paisley Park

October 9, 2015

Two musical titans collided in Minnesota late Thursday night as Madonna attended an intimate Paisley Park jam session hosted by Prince. Minnesota public radio station the Current reports that Madonna and her entire touring crew – having...

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...


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...