My lifetime Prince stan membership card is under review after sleeping on his most recent release, the new single "Extraloveable." My only excuse is that it dropped on Thanksgiving Day, and I was in and out of a food coma. Yes, that was last week, but it wasn't until a quick trip to my girl Audio Diva's blog yesterday reminded me of this present waiting to be unwrapped from his Royal Prettiness. Prince released "Extraloveable" to celebrate last weekend's Welcome 2 Canada Tour kickoff, and Prince stans and fans celebrated this track, originally recorded during the 1999 sessions in 1982, finally being released, albeit a re-recording of the oft-bootlegged original. Not sure what led him to let this one loose from his infamous vault, but better 29 years late than never. The original is dope, and I hate that we missed out on jamming to it all this time, but his new version cranks in its own funky way. When Prince begins with the words "Hey suga/I know it's been a minute/but I got to get up in it" you know it's about to be a very serious matter. P's latest protege and Bounce-Worthy cutie Andy Allo even spits a hot 16 like a sweet cherry on top. People are speculating about whether this unearthed track signals that Prince will be releasing and/or re-recording more long lost goodies, but I don't want to get my hopes up. Prince will do whatever Prince wants to do whenever Prince wants to do it. And I'll love him just the same.
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