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Latin

Article: Prince Tackles a Broken System With ‘Baltimore'

The following article has been published by DIFFUSER as part of their "365 Prince Songs in a Year" series.

It is entitled "Prince Tackles a Broken System With ‘Baltimore'"

Here it is:

http://diffuser.fm/prince...more-song/
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Reply #1 posted 05/14/17 7:27am

PennyPurple

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Yep, it looks like Prince WAS political. Thanks for sharing Latin!

“Baltimore” was the last in a long line of political statements Prince would commit to tape, barring anything that remains in his vault. The newspaper headline, “President Signs Gun Control Act” is over Prince’s shoulder on the Controversy album cover. Inside, Prince sings “Ronnie talk to Russia before it’s too late, before they blow up the world.”

“America” from Around the World in a Day, was a much more scathing indictment of the country under President Ronald Reagan. “Aristocrats, on a mountain climb / Making money, losing time / Communism is just a word / But if the government turn over, it’ll be the only word that’s heard.” The division of wealth and power that led to Freddie Gray was most notable in the second verse: “Little sister making minimum wage / Living in a 1-room jungle-monkey cage.” “America / Keep the children free” was the plea then, as it was on 1999 when Prince sang, “Will we all fight, for the right, to be free?” The verse in “Free” is more chilling than ever in 2017: “The soldiers are a-marching, they’re writing brand new laws / Will be all fight together for the most important cause?



Read More: Prince Tackles a Broken S... in a Year | http://diffuser.fm/prince...ck=tsmclip

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Reply #2 posted 05/14/17 8:35am

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Thanks Latin hug

Will add another of his political songs United States of Division


Love4OneAnother heart

Love 4 my fellow man and woman, fellow human.
Sick of the divide of race and gender.
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Reply #3 posted 05/14/17 8:45am

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PennyPurple said:

Yep, it looks like Prince WAS political. Thanks for sharing Latin!

“Baltimore” was the last in a long line of political statements Prince would commit to tape, barring anything that remains in his vault. The newspaper headline, “President Signs Gun Control Act” is over Prince’s shoulder on the Controversy album cover. Inside, Prince sings “Ronnie talk to Russia before it’s too late, before they blow up the world.”

“America” from Around the World in a Day, was a much more scathing indictment of the country under President Ronald Reagan. “Aristocrats, on a mountain climb / Making money, losing time / Communism is just a word / But if the government turn over, it’ll be the only word that’s heard.” The division of wealth and power that led to Freddie Gray was most notable in the second verse: “Little sister making minimum wage / Living in a 1-room jungle-monkey cage.” “America / Keep the children free” was the plea then, as it was on 1999 when Prince sang, “Will we all fight, for the right, to be free?” The verse in “Free” is more chilling than ever in 2017: “The soldiers are a-marching, they’re writing brand new laws / Will be all fight together for the most important cause?



Read More: Prince Tackles a Broken S... in a Year | http://diffuser.fm/prince...ck=tsmclip

Baltimore and the playing of a concert in support of the Black Lives Movement pissed off a lot of people.

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Reply #4 posted 05/14/17 1:30pm

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muleFunk said:

PennyPurple said:

Yep, it looks like Prince WAS political. Thanks for sharing Latin!

“Baltimore” was the last in a long line of political statements Prince would commit to tape, barring anything that remains in his vault. The newspaper headline, “President Signs Gun Control Act” is over Prince’s shoulder on the Controversy album cover. Inside, Prince sings “Ronnie talk to Russia before it’s too late, before they blow up the world.”

“America” from Around the World in a Day, was a much more scathing indictment of the country under President Ronald Reagan. “Aristocrats, on a mountain climb / Making money, losing time / Communism is just a word / But if the government turn over, it’ll be the only word that’s heard.” The division of wealth and power that led to Freddie Gray was most notable in the second verse: “Little sister making minimum wage / Living in a 1-room jungle-monkey cage.” “America / Keep the children free” was the plea then, as it was on 1999 when Prince sang, “Will we all fight, for the right, to be free?” The verse in “Free” is more chilling than ever in 2017: “The soldiers are a-marching, they’re writing brand new laws / Will be all fight together for the most important cause?



Read More: Prince Tackles a Broken S... in a Year | http://diffuser.fm/prince...ck=tsmclip

Baltimore and the playing of a concert in support of the Black Lives Movement pissed off a lot of people.

Oh well, they can stay pissed, because what happened in Baltimore and around the States isn't right. I've got Ferguson in my backyard. And believe me, somthing needs to happen to stop this crap.

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Reply #5 posted 05/15/17 5:25am

zenarose

PennyPurple said:



muleFunk said:




PennyPurple said:


Yep, it looks like Prince WAS political. Thanks for sharing Latin!



“Baltimore” was the last in a long line of political statements Prince would commit to tape, barring anything that remains in his vault. The newspaper headline, “President Signs Gun Control Act” is over Prince’s shoulder on the Controversy album cover. Inside, Prince sings “Ronnie talk to Russia before it’s too late, before they blow up the world.”


“America” from Around the World in a Day, was a much more scathing indictment of the country under President Ronald Reagan. “Aristocrats, on a mountain climb / Making money, losing time / Communism is just a word / But if the government turn over, it’ll be the only word that’s heard.” The division of wealth and power that led to Freddie Gray was most notable in the second verse: “Little sister making minimum wage / Living in a 1-room jungle-monkey cage.” “America / Keep the children free” was the plea then, as it was on 1999 when Prince sang, “Will we all fight, for the right, to be free?” The verse in “Free” is more chilling than ever in 2017: “The soldiers are a-marching, they’re writing brand new laws / Will be all fight together for the most important cause?




Read More: Prince Tackles a Broken S... in a Year | http://diffuser.fm/prince...ck=tsmclip





Baltimore and the playing of a concert in support of the Black Lives Movement pissed off a lot of people.



Oh well, they can stay pissed, because what happened in Baltimore and around the States isn't right. I've got Ferguson in my backyard. And believe me, somthing needs to happen to stop this crap.




I agree with this!! I have 2 hands that aren't busy and a heart full of genuine love, compassion, and concern. We need to be the change that we want to see. hug grouphug
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Reply #6 posted 05/16/17 5:51am

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Thanks Latin hug



Will add another of his political songs United States of Division





Thank you for sharing Guitarhero.
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Reply #7 posted 05/19/17 7:38am

Latin

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Thanks Latin hug




You're welcome.
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Reply #8 posted 05/19/17 7:49am

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PennyPurple said:

Yep, it looks like Prince WAS political. Thanks for sharing Latin!

“Baltimore” was the last in a long line of political statements Prince would commit to tape, barring anything that remains in his vault. The newspaper headline, “President Signs Gun Control Act” is over Prince’s shoulder on the Controversy album cover. Inside, Prince sings “Ronnie talk to Russia before it’s too late, before they blow up the world.”

“America” from Around the World in a Day, was a much more scathing indictment of the country under President Ronald Reagan. “Aristocrats, on a mountain climb / Making money, losing time / Communism is just a word / But if the government turn over, it’ll be the only word that’s heard.” The division of wealth and power that led to Freddie Gray was most notable in the second verse: “Little sister making minimum wage / Living in a 1-room jungle-monkey cage.” “America / Keep the children free” was the plea then, as it was on 1999 when Prince sang, “Will we all fight, for the right, to be free?” The verse in “Free” is more chilling than ever in 2017: “The soldiers are a-marching, they’re writing brand new laws / Will be all fight together for the most important cause?



Read More: Prince Tackles a Broken S... in a Year | http://diffuser.fm/prince...ck=tsmclip

what defines someone as 'political' I don't think WAS political

.

For example I being an American citizen, I vote, a lot of American citizens don't, there are certain things I look into or am concerned about via political issues, and I talk about certain things in small doses. I've even added a little expression in past artwork addressing something in the political arena.
But I don't see myself nor define myself even in the slightest as being 'political'.

What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In someone else's box?
Tell me, what's the matter with your world
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Reply #9 posted 05/19/17 7:54am

benni

PennyPurple said:

muleFunk said:

Baltimore and the playing of a concert in support of the Black Lives Movement pissed off a lot of people.

Oh well, they can stay pissed, because what happened in Baltimore and around the States isn't right. I've got Ferguson in my backyard. And believe me, somthing needs to happen to stop this crap.


Wow, you live near Ferguson? I grew up in St. Louis and have lived in Maplewood, St. Ann, and around Tower Grove/Manchester (that was a tough area). I was not surprised by what happened in Ferguson because that was another area that was waiting to explode from the police brutality.

Personally, I love the song Baltimore and will drive around blasting it sometimes with my windows down. (I live in the south now). This is another area that's waiting to explode, and not just from police brutality but because racism is still rampant in this area and you can only hold a people down for so long before they start fighting back (and rightly so).

I try to get my digs in down here when I can. I have a tail light out on my car. I have left it out intentionally because I want to see how many times I am pulled over as a white woman for a broken tail light. I noticed it out around the time of Philando Castile, so it's been out almost a year now. And it was because of Philando that I've not gotten it fixed.

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Reply #10 posted 05/19/17 5:04pm

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benni said:

PennyPurple said:

Oh well, they can stay pissed, because what happened in Baltimore and around the States isn't right. I've got Ferguson in my backyard. And believe me, somthing needs to happen to stop this crap.


Wow, you live near Ferguson? I grew up in St. Louis and have lived in Maplewood, St. Ann, and around Tower Grove/Manchester (that was a tough area). I was not surprised by what happened in Ferguson because that was another area that was waiting to explode from the police brutality.

Personally, I love the song Baltimore and will drive around blasting it sometimes with my windows down. (I live in the south now). This is another area that's waiting to explode, and not just from police brutality but because racism is still rampant in this area and you can only hold a people down for so long before they start fighting back (and rightly so).

I try to get my digs in down here when I can. I have a tail light out on my car. I have left it out intentionally because I want to see how many times I am pulled over as a white woman for a broken tail light. I noticed it out around the time of Philando Castile, so it's been out almost a year now. And it was because of Philando that I've not gotten it fixed.

Grew up & live in Kansas City. Grandparents lived South of Jeff City. Moved to Lebanon, MO after I was first married. My brother lives in St. Charles.

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