Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

Kendrick Lamar is here for the crown. The West Coast kingpin brings the funk on 'King Kunta' off his latest album 'To Pimp a Butterfly'. Check out the 'Instagram-ready' visuals for his new single.

We want the funk!

Easily my favourite track off “To Pimp A Butterfly”, Kendrick Lamar has blessed ‘King Kunta’ with some fun and vibrant visuals welcoming us into his town of Compton, LA.

‘King Kunta’, directed by Canadian filmmaker Director X, is a love letter to Lamar’s native Compton, CA. Surrounded by friends, Lamar raps through the record’s closest thing to a feel-good track in a variety of locations around the city.

The single is a ferocious, racially charged song that references Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton and Richard Pryor, all to depict Lamar as a force breaking loose of the bonds imposed by the powers that be.

Lamar’s rapping is unapologetic which is always a refreshing spin on things, but the hook really does bring that psychedelic 70s funk which totally reeled me in. Very catchy!

Now I run the game got the whole world talkin’, King Kunta
Everybody wanna cut the legs off him, King Kunta
Black man taking no losses
Bitch where was you when I was walkin’
Now I run the game got the whole world talkin’, King Kunta

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