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Timberwolves giving away exclusive Prince vinyl at Heat game

Happening April 5, it's the last in a series of Prince-themed Wolves games.

Prince may have eschewed corporate tie-ins and merchandising during his lifetime, but as a huge basketball fan, we're guessing he would have given this one his blessing.

On Friday, April 5, when the Timberwolves host the Miami Heat at Target Center, the team will be giving attendees an exclusive 7" Prince vinyl, "which is only available at this game." 

According to a Wednesday announcement, the record will be a "rare" release of Rock and Roll is Alive! (and it lives in Minneapolis), a Prince song that's never been digitally available before.

You can hear a preview of it, and get a glimpse of the vinyl, in the promo video below:

The giveaway is a collaboration between the Timberwolves and the Prince estate.

As the Rolling Stone points out, it'll mark the end of "a run of eight games honoring the late musician," which most notably included the wearing of purple, Prince-themed jerseys.

The new (albeit temporary) look was part of the NBA's yearly "City Edition" promotion, for which Nike creates jerseys "to celebrate the community, people and culture of each NBA city," Timberwolves PR says.


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