Prince Returns to the Internet


Since recording “Baltimore,” written in response to the deaths of Mike Brown and Freddie Gray, Prince has returned to the Internet. We at The Rumpus were captivated by Prince’s last Twitter experiment, only to be disappointed when he shut the account down within its first month. But it looks like the artist is coming back to us: on the same day he released “Baltimore,” Prince launched a new Twitter account (verified, of course). And now the entirety of Prince’s Dance Rally 4 Peace is available to stream on his new SoundCloud. Also: the performance is gorgeous, peppered with the big hits, tracks off the new record, a performance of “Baltimore,” and some thoroughly touching messages from Prince to the crowd. “It don’t matter the color,” Prince said in his sign-off, “we are all family.”

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →