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The Kendrick Lamar/Seinfeld Mashup Syncs Up Perfectly

A Soundcloud user has created 'To Pimp A Seinfeld,' mashing up the iconic TV theme song with Lamar's "King Kunta"

By: Daniel Koren

Published: March 23rd, 2015 in Culture » Music » News

Photo: Kendrick Lamar


While you'd normally only think of Wale when the tags 'Seinfeld' and 'hip hop' are involved, Soundcloud user Jack Dudley noticed that the theme song to the iconic television show actually syncs up quite nicely with Kendrick Lamar's "blaxpoitation" anthem, "King Kunta," off his already acclaimed new album To Pimp A Butterfly.

Aptly titled 'To Pimp A Seinfeld,' the song removes the James Brown ("The PayBack") and Ahmad ("We Want the Funk") samples, and instead feature's Lamar's impassioned vocals over the already funky Seinfeld theme song.

And boy does it work!

While the lyrics regarding black oppression and equality don't exactly mesh with the nothingness, or hilarity, that Seinfeld represents, it does offer a pretty enjoyable listen.

Mind you, nothing, of course, can replace the sheer brilliance of Lamar's original, which really works better as part of an album, as opposed to on its own.

Having said that, if you haven't heard To Pimp A Butterfly yet, you should get on that pronto....

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