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Prince signs deal with Warner Bros., new album due this year

Timed to the 30th anniversary of 'Purple Rain.'

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, Prince has struck a deal with Warner Bros., the label that he used to be so mad at he had the word 'Slave' written on his cheek and changed his name to a glyph.

The new deal open the doors to "the release of long-awaited, previously unheard music, while giving the artist ownership of the master recordings of his classic, global hits," according to a press release.