Song of the Day: "Dear Mr. Man," Prince and Cornel West

A pop star and a philosopher stick it to the man.

By Salon Staff

Published June 28, 2007 7:01AM (EDT)

Prince was featured in this space just last week, but today's song, his collaboration with Princeton professor and public intellectual Cornel West, is just too unique to pass by. Horn stabs and some wiggly wah-wah guitar groove along to a greasy beat as Prince wonders, "What's wrong with the world today?" and West chimes in with lines like, "Raise your Socratic questions to the system!" If only all protest music were this funky.

-- David Marchese

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