1. Prince Releases Infectiously Danceable Song About Systemic Racism And Murder

The song of the summer is here, and it's drawing from that bottomless pool of pop music inspiration: the systemic harassment and murder of (mostly) young (mostly) black (mostly) males within an unfair and often racist system of power and authority. Prince premiered his funky new chart-topper "Baltimore"—dedicated to the memory of Freddie Gray, a young, black Baltimorean who recently died in police custody—at a benefit concert called "Rally 4 Peace" over the weekend.