New | September 25, 2015
Funkadelic – Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You (Ft. Kendrick Lamar)

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George Clinton and Kendrick Lamar clicked on To Pimp a Butterfly, and the duo are back at it on an electro-tinged remix of Parliament‘s “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You.”

The track gets a pulse-pounding injection of electronic energy from producer Louie Vega, bringing Parliament’s retro-future sound into 2015. Kendrick rides the wormy synth bass line flawlessly, and Clinton sounds like every bit the soul maverick who has¬†carved out a legendary 30-plus year career.

It’s a testament to Kendrick’s ability as an MC that his appearance on the song feels completely natural. He doesn’t spit for long, but he sounds totally¬†comfortable atop the record’s galactic beat.

The epic track turns from vocal-driven to a toe-tapping instrumental jam at the end, complete with a gorgeous saxophone solo to usher us out. Listen below.