Q-Tip and The Neptunes' Remix of Prince's

Tip and Prince trade verses on a Neptunes flip.

Almost two decades right after its initial release, The Neptunes remix of Prince‘s “The Greatest Romance Ever Sold” is ultimately accessible to stream.

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The original single was released in October of 1999 below the unpronounceable “Love Symbol” moniker as a lead-up to what would be dubbed as The Purple One’s “comeback” record, Rave Un2 the Joy Superb. The remix capabilities a verse from Q-Tip that was recorded at Paisley Park sometime among 1996 and 1998, but remained exclusive to the 12″ pressing of the single till this week.

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Believed it is his only recognized collaboration with the late icon, Pharrell seemed poised to, at some point, rekindle the magic of their Chanhassen session. Final year, he revealed in an interview with Clash that he’d when hoped Prince would sing the hook on his 2003 solo breakout, “Frontin.” Sadly, that didn’t pan out.

Hear The Neptunes remix of Prince’s “The Greatest Romance Ever Sold” in this week’s installment of The Round-Up under. Hit the hyperlink to comply with Okayplayer’s Spotify channel on the paths of rhythm.