The singer produced and co-wrote "Holly Rock" for his friend and frequent collaborator Sheila E., who had recorded the song for the 1985 film Krush Groove. Prince's version was recorded at Los Angeles' Sunset Sound studios earlier that year, during the same week he had completed his hit track "Kiss."
You can watch the "Holly Rock" animated video via YouTube above, and stream Originals now on all major platforms.
In other Prince-related news, Nas recently revealed he had approached the legendary artist for a collaboration—and was ultimately denied.
"I sought him, because he came to my I Am... release party," Nas said during a recent interview on Drink Champs. "I pulled a N.O.R.E. move, I said, 'Yo, look man, let's do this. Let's do this song.' And he was like, 'Do you own your masters?' [...] But he blew my shit, because I was like, 'I don't.'"
Though Nas didn't secure a Prince feature, he said the encounter opened his eyes.
"He dropped a jewel, he kind of helped me see the future and he was like, 'When you own your masters, give me a ring,'" he continued. "But we kicked it a few times. We got cool, he was seriously a very cool dude to me."