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Prince Recorded Rap with Rita Ora

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Prince's new album features a duet with Rita Ora.

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker gave one lucky reporter from the Minneapolis Star Tribune a preview of his as yet untitled upcoming album, which is expected to be released later this year and includes a "rare rap song" he recorded with the British pop sensation. Prince went on to reveal he wants to release the track, described as "aggressive and menacing," as soon as possible for it to stay current because "time is money" for celebrities like Rita who could make cash "walking out of the house wearing a certain kind of makeup or sunglasses."

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Pharrell Williams: I Want to Work with Prince

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Pharrell Williams wants to work with the Prince.

The "Happy" hitmaker insists it would be a dream to team up with the "Purple Rain" hitmaker and get into the studio to work on material: "I'd love to work with Prince. I would love to work with Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, I'd love to work with Elton John ... [Prince] makes us wonder why we all do this."

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Adele to Collaborate with Prince

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Adele is collaborating with Prince on a new track.

The "Skyfall" hitmaker has been discussing the possibility of recording a duet with the legendary singer for her upcoming third album. "The reason Adele only stayed a short time at Prince's gig at Ronnie Scott's in London was because it was just a business meeting and she had to get home. During their talks they got on like a house on fire. They want to work together for a track on her next album," a source said.

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Prince Not Suing Fans Over Bootleg Performances

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Leaks, Performances, Pop, R&B / Soul, Rock,

PrincePrince says it's "cool" when fans share music.

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker has scoffed at reports he filed a $22 million lawsuit against 22 internet users who allegedly posted recordings of his live performances online. The 55-year-old musician insists he would never sue his own fans and is happy for them to share his songs as long as they are not doing so to make money.

Speaking at a press conference held at his friend Lianne La Havas' home to announce his upcoming London concerts on Tuesday, Prince told the BBC, "Nobody sues their fans. I have some bootlegs of Lianne but I wouldn't sell them. But fans sharing music with each other, that's cool... But when you hear something [on bootleg] you're just hearing something that's not finished."

Prince - who is about to release a new album with his band 3RDEYEGIRL - also revealed he has a large number of unheard music in the vaults at his Paisley Park home and studio, and he owns the rights to old archive of recordings that he may release in future: "A song from 1985 might come out in 2021. I have a whole organization who look after stuff."


Prince Is “Crazy” Funny in ‘New Girl’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Features, News,

Zooey Deschanel, Prince, and 'New Girl' actor Jake Johnson

Prince has "crazy comic instincts."

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker has filmed a guest role in New Girl alongside Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson - who plays Jess and Nick - and impressed everyone working on the show with his "incredible" performance. "He's genuinely funny. He's got a very quiet, wry sense of humor but he kills. There's a moment in the episode where he's sitting in between Zooey and Jake on a bench. And it's a silent beef and he's just looking between them trying to figure them out. And it's hilarious. He has crazy comic instincts," executive producer Dave Finkel said.

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Prince to Appear on ‘New Girl’

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PrincePrince is set to make a cameo appearance on New Girl.

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker will be making his TV debut on the upcoming Super Bowl episode of the hit FOX sitcom, which stars Zooey Deschanel as loveable Jess Day.

The singer is set to cause drama between fan favouite pairing Nick [Jake Johnson] and Jess [Zooey Deschanel], according to DrFunkenberry.com. "Prince actually reached out to the show. He is a big fan and wanted to do it. We were blown away and agreed immediately," a source told the website.

The episode is said to be centred around Prince's infamous star-studded house parties and could feature a live performance from the star.

Hannah Simon, who plays Jess' sexy sidekick CeCe on the show, also hinted last night there would be a "big deal" announcement about the series. "Big Deal Alert! Exciting news coming tomorrow..... [sic]," she wrote on Twitter.

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Prince Signs New Record Deal

PrincePrince has signed a new record deal that will also help promote upcoming talent.

The "Purple Rain" hitmaker - who famously changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in a row over musical rights with former label Warner - will allow Kobalt Music Group to market and distribute his future work, but won't lose control of his rights. Prince, 54, will also have the opportunity to provide artist development and recording services for Kobalt's newly-signed artists.

"This new venture gives Prince the flexibility and freedom he's always sought in a label partner. We're providing a high level of diverse services that will be particularly customized to his vision for each release, allowing the world to experience more music from Prince and his creative community," Kobalt President Richard Sanders said in a statement.

Traditional labels often take ownership or part-ownership of an artist's material and decide how it is used, but Kobalt - which was established in 2000 - launched an artist and label services division last year, allowing their talent to maintain ownership of their work and control over when, how and where they will release music.


Giveaway: Tickets to see Prince at Ogden Theatre in Denver!

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The legendary Prince is currently traveling the country with his Out Loud tour, teaming up with 3rdEyeGirl, and they'll be making a stop at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado on May 12. Tickets cost $250 each, and they're sold out, so it's near impossible to get in. Thankfully, though, we've got your hookup. Continuing with our concert ticket giveaways, we are hooking you up with two tickets to see Prince live in concert on May 12th, courtesy of our friends at Monster and AEG Live!

How do you enter? Simply use the widget below! We've got a lot of ways for you to enter, but don't check off any that you don't actually perform. If you do, you'll be eliminated. Also, note that one of the options grants you ten entries. Might wanna give that one a look:

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Giveaway: Tickets to see Prince at Ogden Theatre in Denver!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements, Features, Music,

prince ogden theater denver ticket giveaway

The legendary Prince is currently traveling the country with his Out Loud tour, teaming up with 3rdEyeGirl, and they'll be making a stop at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado on May 12. Tickets cost $250 each, and they're sold out, so it's near impossible to get in. Thankfully, though, we've got your hookup. Continuing with our concert ticket giveaways, we are hooking you up with two tickets to see Prince live in concert on May 12th, courtesy of our friends at Monster and AEG Live!

How do you enter? Simply use the widget below! We've got a lot of ways for you to enter, but don't check off any that you don't actually perform. If you do, you'll be eliminated. Also, note that one of the options grants you ten entries. Might wanna give that one a look:

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Good luck!


Prince and Diana Ross Could Testify in Michael Jackson Case

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Legal Issues, Rumors,

Michael Jackson and Diana RossPrince, Diana Ross and Spike Lee are among the witnesses who could be called in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial.

The late star's mother Katherine Jackson has accused promoters AEG Live of being negligent in ignoring health concerns over her son and hiring Dr. Conrad Murray - the physician who was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of the star following his passing in 2009 - and it has now been revealed who could take to the stand in the case. As well as the two singers and the director, Michael's ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley, his three children Prince, 16, Paris, 14, and Blanket, nine, producer Quincy Jones, choreographer Kenny Ortega and several of the "Thriller" hitmaker's siblings could be called to give evidence, ET Online reports.

However, despite his inclusion on the list, insiders predict Prince is unlikely to testify. Music blogger Dr. Funkenberry explained to the New York Post newspaper, "Prince is so far down on the witness list, he will more than likely never get called."

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