Prince and A Tribe Called Quest Close SXSW 2013 At Samsung Galaxy Concert

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/ March 17, 2013

SXSW 2013 ended with an unforgettable night of music and magical moments. Last night (Mar. 16), Samsung Galaxy brought their SXSW run to a close with an incredible concert featuring A Tribe Called Quest and Prince as the headliner. Those in attendance got to bear witness an event that will be remembered forever in the SXSW history books.

Aside from hundreds of fans lined up hours prior to the big show, celeb guest poured in to take in the sounds from the two legends. Nick Cannon, Solange Knowles, Dennis Quaid, Jesse Williams, Talib Kweli, Jim Jame and more were spotted in the VIP.

Hip-Hop legends ATCQ set off the evening with a trip back to the ’90s as they performed rap classic like “Can I Kick It,” “Bonita Applebum,” and “Award Tour.” All four original members of Tribe let their natural chemistry ooze out and fill the air with energetic vibes.

The night ended with the man that needs no introduction. After midnight, Prince took to the stage backed by a 22-piece band and commanded the audience for over 3 hours. The icon made sure to keep his jam session lively with Michael Jackson covers (“Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”), impromptu dance sessions, his own hits, and multiple encores. We lost count after the fourth. Check out some exclusive photos from the concert in the gallery above.

Photos via John Sciulli for Samsung and Getty Images