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Recording artist Prince speaks onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian—Getty Images

Listen to Prince's New Protest Song 'Baltimore'

May 09, 2015

Prince released his protest song "Baltimore" on SoundCloud Saturday ahead of the Rally 4 Peace concert Sunday at the city's Royal Farms Arena.

As a spokesperson for the pop star said earlier this week, the track is about “the unrest in Baltimore and the socio/political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men."

He recorded it at his Paisley Park studio near Minneapolis.

Sample lyrics:

Does anybody hear us pray for Michael Brown and Freddie Gray?

Peace is more than the absence of war

...

Are we gonna see another bloody day?

We're tired of crying and people dying

Let's take all the guns away.

(h/t Billboard)

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