Kendrick just got even cooler. The ‘i’ rapper totally held his own when he took the stage with Prince to perform an amazing rendition of the Purple One’s 1998 ‘Crystal Ball’ song ‘What’s My Name.’ Watch!
Kendrick Lamar is on fire! Just a few days after dropping a new hit single, “i”, and then teasing another surefire hit, “I’m Da Man,” the 27-year-old rapper has outdone himself with an amazing live performance with the one and only Prince, 56. Watch it right here!
Kendrick Lamar & Prince Performance: Singers Team Up At Album Release
Kendrick helped Prince celebrate the release of his two new albums, Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum, with a special live stream event and concert in Minneapolis on Sept. 30. The event “focused on the history of [Prince’s] Paisley Park estate and interviewed collaborators who worked on his most recent records,” according to MTV.
Surprise guest Kendrick spiced things up by adding a sick new verse to Prince’s 1998 jam “What’s My Name” — and he totally killed it! Watch below!
In case you want to sing along, Kendrick’s rap goes as follows: “This is yours, this is ours/ Look in my eyes, tell me you want me/ Tell me you see me, I know you haunt me/ I know you love me, I know the truth/ I know the real, I speak it to you.”
There’s so much more new Kendrick music on the horizon. A sample of his new track, “I’m Da Man” was released on Ab-Soul’s SoundCloud page on Sept. 25 and so far it sounds like it could be his hottest “statement” yet. Yes, we said statement. Here’s why:
“I want to retract the word ‘single,’” Kendrick said of his other new song “i” during an interview with Power 106. “I want to call things that I release ‘statements’ because this music is something that the world has to hear and it’s not only for me, but it’s for the stress. It’s for our livelihoods. When I want to come back on my release, I want to make sure I do just that and continue that.”
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU love Kendrick and Prince’s performance? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee