As previously announced, an unreleased album from Prince called Welcome 2 America is set to be released on July 30th.
The estate has partnered with the Sony label Legacy Recordings to release the album full of unreleased songs which was recorded back in 2010 but never put out for the public. Following the title track back in April, the team has put out another new song today called ‘Born 2 Die’.
According to Prince’s musical director Morris Hayes, the legendary musician recorded the track as a rebuke to Dr. Cornel West, who said Prince was “no Curtis Mayfield.”
When he made the song, Prince “had been watching videos of his friend Dr. Cornel West on YouTube,” according to Hayes. “During one speech, Dr. West said, ‘I love my brother Prince, but he’s no Curtis Mayfield.’ So Prince said, ‘Oh really? We will see.’” Listen to the new track below.