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.