In terms of soul-driven music, no three names are more recognizable than Michael Jackson, James Brown and Prince. MJ was the “King Of Pop.” James Brown was the “Godfather Of Soul.” And Prince, well; he’s the Prince. 

Unbelievably, all three shared the stage in 1983. At first, just Jackson and Brown are on stage, but MJ whispers something into Brown’s ear and urges him to bring Prince up on stage. James Brown introduces Prince, and says to him, “Prince, you gotta do something.” So Prince gets a guitar, and as the horns drop out, the man digs deep and absolutely dominates it. 

From there, things only get wilder, as Prince takes off his shirt and really whirls the crowd into a frenzy during this funk-fueled jam. Don’t believe us? Watch it all go on down, below:


For a taste of two of the greatest musicians of all time, check out James Brown vs. Prince ft. the James Brown Dance Party (members of Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Turkuaz, Kung Fu and more) and Swift Technique, next Wednesday, 6/22 at The Hall at MP in Brooklyn! More Info // Tickets