Watch: Amazing, Powerful Video of Prince Giving Impassioned Speech

Music icon Prince died suddenly on Thursday after being hospitalized a week prior. In addition to selling 100 million records worldwide, winning seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, he was also a political activist. 


In “Dreamer” (2009) Prince wrote:

21st century, oh what a shame, what a shame


Race, race still matters


A race to what, and where we going?


We in the same boat, but I’m the only one rowing


Last year, Prince presented the 2015 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, with this moving preamble:

“Albums still matter. Like books and black lives, albums still matter."

Watch: Prince's moving speech below:

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