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Your Song Of The Week: Kendrick Lamar's 'King Kunta'

April 10th, 2015

Episode 576 of 768 episodes

Bob Boilen and I thought we'd try something new this week: a second All Songs Considered, a mini-podcast. We start with a ten-minute conversation about a song our listeners say they couldn't stop playing this week: Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta," a track that is both insanely catchy and profound. To help us unspool the song's multiple layers of meaning, it's many cultural and historical references and its funk-inspired grooves, we asked NPR Music's Timmhotep Aku, a writer and producer who covers hip-hop and R&B, to join us. You can hear and download our conversation with the listen link above. You can hear Kendrick Lamar's song below:

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