It has been a couple of weeks since legendary artist Prince‘s death, and still more news is coming in about his music and his secretive life. It is widely believed, and slowly becoming more and more released to the surface, that the late artist had an enormous vault with stockpiles of new recorded music that he had yet to released, accumulating to a collection that can last a person a life time of Purpleness. The newest gem is the newly released video of Prince and popular rap artist Kendrick Lamar, who most recently performed on the Coachella stage, performing a cover of the song “What’s My Name” live at Paisley park.
According to Consequence of Sound, in October of 2014, the Purple One was joined on stage by Kendrick Lamar at the celebration of his albums Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum‘s record release show, which took place at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, MN. Lamar had surprised audiences when he jumped onto the stage and rapped to the track “What’s My Name” as Prince, and his afro, also sang along.
It was a stellar rock performance that, at the time, was recorded for the live stream online, with the footage never being released to the public until today. What was also so special about this performance, as it was later revealed by Kendrick Lamar, that the rapper and Prince had ended up landing in the studio with each other to record some music sessions. There was no actual music that came out of the studio session between the two, or at least none that was released to the public, however Kendrick did take away a lot from the experience as far as musical education.
“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.”
More and more music is slowly being revealed to the public, showing Prince’s true passion and dedication he had to the craft of making music. No word yet on whether or not the vault music will be allowed to share among the fan base, but with so much recordings being found, it seems irresponsible to shine the public light on it and really see the mad genius that Prince was.