A Kendrick Lamar/Jerry Seinfeld Mashup? So Wrong…But Hard Not to Listen (Audio)
You know an album has impact when mashups of its songs are being created just a week after its release. Last week, in a sneak attack, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly album took critics and fans alike by storm. The album has been nearly unanimously praised for the depth of its messages and the diverse sonic spectrum from which it draws.
One song that has garnered significant attention has been “King Kunta,” a track that Pharrell is said to have called “unapologetically black and AMAZING,” upon hearing it for the first time. So…could it be more ironic to create a blend of that song and the theme from Seinfeld, a show which was among the least watched shows among African-Americans in its heyday?
Whether the irony was intended and all jokes aside, the hard funk bassline in Seinfeld’s theme actually accentuates the already funky groove driving the Sounwave-produced “King Kunta.” The first half of the theme aligns better with the song than the second half, but the fit is pretty striking. Check out “To Pimp a Seinfeld,” and, if you haven’t done so yet, click here to purchase To Pimp a Butterfly, one of the finest releases of the year thus far.