In October 2014, Prince celebrated Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum with a record release show at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Kendrick Lamar made a surprise appearance at the concert, joining the Purple One on stage to perform “What’s My Name”.
At the time, the concert was streamed live online, but only now has footage of Kendrick and Prince’s onstage collaboration emerged online. Watch above.
As later revealed by Kendrick, he and Prince also ended up hitting the studio together. While no music came from the sessions, the Compton rapper took plenty away from the experience.
“I didn’t trip over getting a song done. I really appreciate the actual game he was giving me … He took control of his music,” Kendrick said. “He was breaking down some things that I need to consider in my career. Just really taking control of your creativity.”