Friday April 22, 2016

k-os shares a Prince story worthy of a Dave Chappelle sketch

'I want to be on that level where you just don't care what people think,' k-os says of Prince.

'I want to be on that level where you just don't care what people think,' k-os says of Prince. (Aaron Harris/The Canadian Press)

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Canadian rapper k-os joins Shad to share a special meeting he had with Prince at a Toronto nightclub.

As the story goes, k-os was "summoned" by Prince to attend a concert and the subsequent after-party. The rapper fondly remembers his first encounter with Prince, "he's wearing a red jump suit and he's sucking on a lollipop."

The conversation that followed has stuck with k-os.

"He quizzed me for about 15 minutes. What label am I on? Do I know my royalty rate? ... He was getting really upset with me, kind of like, 'You need to know this stuff, you can't be on the plantation forever man.'"

k-os says it felt like an older brother giving him advice.

To hear the other tributes to Prince, follow the link.