Diehard fans celebrating the early release of rap star Kendrick Lamar‘s new To Pimp a Butterfly can rejoice with an unexpected mash-up of his “King Kunta” track with the theme song of TV show “Seinfeld.”
The must-hear pairing bubbled online Monday (March 23).
Who knew that Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly track “King Kunta” could sync up so perfectly with the theme song from iconic ’90s sitcom, Seinfeld? A mash-up of the two jazzy tunes surfaced over the weekend, giving fans of the both the rapper and the show a reason to come together and celebrate. (Billboard)
Check out the “To Pimp a Seinfeld” song on the next page…
According to reports, K. Dot’s To Pimp a Butterfly is resting atop its competition on the United Kingdom sales chart.
U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar scored his first British number one album on Sunday when his “To Pimp A Butterfly” knocked Sam Smith‘s “In the Lonely Hours” off the top spot in its first week of release, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. Lamar’s follow-up to his 2012 debut had already broken global records for music streaming service Spotify when it was streamed more than 9.6 million times on the service on Monday. (Reuters)
Based on weekend estimates, the LP should sell at least 300,000 copies in its first week.
Kendrick Lamar will top next week’s albums and SPS charts with the year’s second-largest debut, behind only Drake. This will be the 10th album this year to debut over 100k. By this time last year, only four albums had hit six figures. Here’s how it looks in Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) and albums as we head into the weekend:
*Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) 340-365k SPS (300-325k albums)
Empire ST (Twentieth Century Fox/Columbia) 80-85k SPS (60-65k albums) (HITS Daily Double)
G.O.O.D. Music head Kanye West, Pusha T and rap veteran Bun B took to their Twitter pages to applaud K. Dot’s newest solo offering last week.
— King Push (@PUSHA_T) March 16, 2015
Kendrick wins because there's no fear. Of man or the machine. This is how you truly strive for greatness.
— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) March 16, 2015