Prince has come a long way since recording “Purple Rain,” “Darling Nikki,” and “Little Red Corvette” and the free-spirited, purple-clad musician is a master at re-inventing himself.
Today, Prince is expanding his brilliant portfolio by recording music for cable news television — specifically an exclusive theme song for MSNBC’s Tamron Hall.
Hall stands alone: No other anchor on television can boast having an exclusive song by Prince to open their newscast.
Have you heard it? It’s a funky, catchy tune that can be heard every afternoon on MSNBC from 2-3 p.m.
The song is called “17” that Prince released under the Madhouse name on the 1-800-New Funk CD years ago. MSNBC was permission to use the song and the popular cable news program is taking full advantage of it.
“The song’s title originally was ‘Seventeen’ and then Prince decided to change the name of the song to the ‘NewsNation’ theme song,“ Hall said.
“Prince is a news junkie. He is incredible. He’s the most thoughtful person. He’s engaged with what’s going on in the world, and so it evolved into this amazing opportunity for me to have this song,” Hall said.
Here’s a clip of the song.
As one of the greatest musicians of all time, it appears Prince is now turning his attention to making music for daytime cable hosts, which is lucrative and gives Prince another high-profile platform.
Meanwhile, Prince is not just producing songs for cable news.
“Prince has used his mysterious new social media character, 3rd Eye Girl, to release his second new website in less than a month, complete with a brand new song called ‘Breakfast Can Wait’,” according to noise11.com
“After several years without any official online presence, Prince is seemingly storming back onto the scene in 2013, with last month seeing the arrival of the supposed bootlegger “3rd Eye Girl” to Facebook and Twitter, who immediately “leaked” a number of unofficial tracks and videos, including a new song (that has since disappeared), called ‘Same Page, Different Book’,” noise11.com reported.
“This was quickly followed by the official release of the new single ‘Screwdriver’ and the launch of what looked to be his new official website, 20Pr1nc3.com.”
But in the meantime, tune in to Tamron Hall on MSNBC and listen to Prince’s rockin’ song, “17.” But you better hurry. Hall said the track will only be available to the show for the next six months.
“It blew me away when I got the email,” Hall said. “He’s just the coolest person in the world.”
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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24. Diggy Simmons
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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