Prince Museum Unearths Live Jam Sesh Footage With Kendrick Lamar

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Prince performs onstage at The Hollywood Palladium on March 8, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Earlier this year, we learned that Prince almost appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. While Prince never got around to laying down vocals for “Complexion (A Zulu Love),”  the pair did get to stir up some collaborative alchemy onstage.  

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On its official Facebook page, the Prince museum shared a (previously) rare video of Prince rocking a Paisley Park concert with Kendrick in 2014. The track is “What’s My Name,” a cut from Prince’s 1998 album Crystal Ball. Before a lucky live audience, Kendrick opened the song, before a majestically-afro’d Prince took the reigns midway through. Check it out below:

For more, check out our report on Prince’s posthumous Billboard 200 success and a look back on his legendary party-throwing acumen.


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