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Baltimore

NPG Records

Nobody got in nobody’s way.

Baltimore is a protest song written by Prince and recorded live at Paisley Park Studios on 29 April 2015. The song is an ode to Freddie Gray, a black 25-year-old male whom died from injuries sustained while in police custody in Baltimore on 19 April. The song was inspired by the protests that resulted across the city, with riots lasting for two days ahead of the recording. Baltimore is the first song Prince has recorded live on the Paisley Park sound stage. It was premiered at Paisley Park on 2 May as part of its Dance Rally 4 Peace – the audience attending was invited to wear gray clothing – Eryn Allen Kane’s vocals was added to the track that day. The song was first streamed on Soudcloud on 9 May 2015, the eve of the Rally 4 Peace benefit concert Prince headlined to help local causes in the city, and available for purchase on 26 May: a lyric video to the song followed on 21 July. The song was re-released on 12 December 2015 as the opening track on the album HITNRUN Phase Two.

Performers

Vocals/Guitar
Prince
Drums
Hannah Ford Welton
Guitar
Donna Grantis
Bass Guitar
Ida Nielsen
Keyboards
Joshua Welton

Data

Producer
Prince
Label
NPG Records
Distributor
NPG Records
Cover Art
Martin Homent
Released
3 years ago, on 26 May 2015
Running Time
4:33
US Chart Peak
-
UK Chart Peak
-

Tracklist

  1. Baltimore [feat. Eryn Allen Kane] (4:33)

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