Behind the Scenes: Director Sanaa Hamri on Prince’s “Black Sweat”


Few artists are as known for their distinctive eras as Prince. From Purple Rain to The Rainbow Children to PLECTRUMELECTRUM, each Prince album is accompanied by its own creative world. 3121 represents a return to some of the legend’s greatest strengths, situated within the context of the early 21st century. Now, following the 15th anniversary of the release…

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Prince album ‘Welcome 2 America’ to be released in July


The Prince estate has announced that Welcome 2 America, an album Prince recorded in 2010 but never shared with the public, will be released on July 30. Welcome 2 America is the first stand-alone Prince album to be released posthumously, as opposed to re-releases (1999, Sign O’ The Times) or compilations (Originals). It will be…

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St. Vincent talks about 'Daddy's Home,' and SNL

Interview with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

St. Vincent's Annie Clark connects with Jade to talk about her upcoming album, Daddy's Home, the visual representations that have accompanied the eras of her discography, and putting together the band for her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

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Tune-Yards perform songs from 'sketchy.' in a virtual session

Tune-Yards: Virtual Session

Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards join Maddie for a virtual session to play songs from their latest record, 'sketchy.' The three of them discuss the band's first time scoring a film, how martial arts movies played a role in their creative process, and thinking of themselves as athletes in the studio.

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Frances Forever: Virtual Session

Frances Forever - Virtual Session

Frances Forever joins The Current to play a few tracks and talk about balancing their senior year of college with a record label signing, their philosophy of recording cover songs, and which instruments they want to learn next.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Coffee Break: Our song

REO Speedwagon

LaTonya Floyd, George Floyd's sister, said the last time she talked to her brother they sang their favorite song to each other, "Keep on Loving You" by REO Speedwagon. That story has us thinking about our special songs with meaningful people in our lives.

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