Spike Lee's 'BlackKkKlansman' Features An Unreleased Prince Song
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(AllHipHop News)BlackKkKlansman arrives in theaters on Friday, August 10. Besides telling the true story of African American police officer Ron Stallworth's mission to expose the Ku Klux Klan, the latest Spike Lee joint will present unreleased music from a late cultural icon.
Lee told Rolling Stone that the movie ends with the voice of Prince singing the Spiritual “Mary Don’t You Weep." The filmmaker stated, "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-Eighties."
He continued, "Prince wanted me to have that song, I don’t care what nobody says. 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]"
BlackKkKlansman stars John David Washington (Ballers, Love Beats Rhymes) as Stallworth. The cast also features Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Corey Hawkins, and Alec Baldwin.