To commemorate what would marked Prince's 62nd birthday Sunday, Prince's estate has unveiled a music video for Prince's 2015 song "Baltimore" and a handwritten message denouncing racial intolerance.
The new lyric video for the protest song highlights the mantra of the ongoing Black Live Matter protests around the country with Prince's protest-inspired message, "If there ain't no justice, then there ain't no peace."
Prince recorded the Freddie Gray tribute song in response to the civil unrest of the nation following the death of Gray in April that year at the hands of police custody.
“With everything going on there this week, I had a lot I needed to get out,” Prince expressed in a 2015 Rolling Stone interview.
The Prince Estate also shared a handwritten note from the Purple King, in which he penned a pressing message, "Nothing more ugly in the whole wide world than intolerance [between] black, white, red, yellow, boy or girl. Intolerance.”
Prince dedicated his life to speaking out against injustice, advocating for black excellence, and spreading the message of "Love 4 One Another." In this note that he kept in his personal archives, he wrote a message that still resonates today. "Nothing more ugly in the whole wide world than INTOLERANCE (between) Black, white, red, yellow, boy or girl. INTOLERANCE." #Love4OneAnother #Prince
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