Hard to believe it has already been more than two years since the inter-generational funk storm of a Prince and Kendrick Lamar collaboration was even a prospect. Harder still to believe that nothing was ever released from their time in the studio together. P, a student of contemporary artists like no other in his league, has long championed the Compton king for his unapologetic blackness and supremely focused poignance behind (and in front of) the mic. K Dot, a proper student of funk’s heritage, has revered The Purple One since age appropriate. This mutual admiration for each other’s artistry and craft brought Kendrick to Prince’s humble abode (Paisley Park,) where it was reported that the duo joined forces onstage for an electrifying musical romp, accompanied by the femme fatale trio, 3rdEyeGirl.
A short teaser of that performance once hit the web all the way back in 2014, but today, courtesy of the purple powers that be, the full clip of their funk-fueled performance has surfaced, finding P and K Dot trading bars to the tune of some hard-nosed notes from the gals. You can watch Kendrick Lamar and Prince cross the stream live and direct from the purple palace below. Now let’s see if that freshly cracked vault has that session we’ve been waiting for.