Prince’s previously unreleased ‘Welcome 2 America’ album is dropping in July

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The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, announced Thursday the forthcoming release of the 2010 Prince album, “Welcome 2 America.”

It is described as “a powerful creative statement that documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice.”

The title track, “Welcome 2 America,” is streaming now on several platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.

“Throughout the powerful song, Prince delivers a searing, spoken-word soliloquy set to music about golden parachutes, the superficial nature of social media, reality TV-fueled celebrity culture, and corporate monopolies in the music industry, ultimately concluding that America is the ‘Land of the free / home of the slave,'” according to a news release.

The iconic artist died in April 2016 after accidentally overdosing on the opioid fentanyl.

Shortly after he completed the 2010 “Welcome 2 America” album, Prince embarked on a tour of the same name that included multiple performances in several US cities.

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He capped it off with the “21 Nite Stand” at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

The deluxe edition of “Welcome 2 America” will include the complete studio vault album on both CD and black vinyl (accompanied with a high-resolution digital download) plus a never-before-released full concert video of Prince’s April 28, 2011 show at The Forum.

“60 Minutes” correspondent Jon Wertheim got a preview of the album as well as the story behind its making which will be airing this Sunday on CBS.

“Welcome 2 America” drops July 30.

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