Prince made his first appearance on the "SNL" stage in over eight years last night, and it was definitely worth the wait.

Wearing triple-lensed sunglasses (a nod to his all-woman backing group 3rdEyeGirl) and that effortless Prince cool, the Purple One shredded his way through an epic eight-minute performance made up of a medley of four new songs - "Clouds," "Plectrum Electrum," "Marz" and "Another Love" - from his latest studio albums "Plectrumelectrum" and "Art Official Age." It's a damn impressive performance, and no doubt the most rock 'n' roll thing you've seen on the show in quite awhile.

Check out the full performance below and let us know what you think in the comments. Recap of last night's episode here.

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.