Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ features an unreleased Prince track!
August 6, 2018
Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ made its Cannes debut with a splash by picking up the Grand Prix at the French film festival. It seems Lee ain’t done yet because on the eve of the film’s US release, IndieWire reported that the end credit song of the film will be an unreleased Prince track that was recorded in the 80s.
“I knew that I needed an end-credits song. I’ve become very close with Troy Carter, one of the executives at Spotify [and a Prince estate advisor]. So I invited Troy to a private screening. And after, he said, ‘Spike, I got the song.’ And that was ‘Mary Don’t You Weep,’ which had been recorded on cassette in the mid-80s.” – Rolling Stone
Lee later added that the late singer had somehow crafted ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’ specifically for this project by stating “my brother Prince wanted me to have that song. For this film. There’s no other explanation to me. This cassette is in the back of the vaults. In Paisley Park. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it’s discovered? Nah-ah. That ain’t an accident [laughs].”
Prince’s talent and spirit will outlive us all so it’s no surprise that even after leaving us, we still get to enjoy the gift of his presence.
‘BlacKkKlansman’ is out in theaters Aug 10th.