#PURPLESSENCE: Prince at the 20th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival

His Purple Highness reigned over the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday night, giving the ESSENCE audience nearly three hours of non-stop classics. Guests Trombone Shorty and British singer Lianne La Havas joined for a song, and the New Power Generation horn section kept every song electrified. Add to that the Prince/ESSENCE/#YESWECODE Hackathon and you get the full Prince #PURPLESSENCE experience. Here, relive the best moments from the 2014 ESSENCE Festival headliner and the hackathon.

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