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Listen To Kendrick Lamar's Highly Anticipated 'King Kunta'

Crown K. Dot as you wait for 'To Pimp A Butterfly.'

Kendrick Lamar just boosted the excitement around his highly anticipated To Pimp A Butterfly album with the release of his latest track, the funk-filled and much-discussed “King Kunta.”

"I can dig rappin' but a rapper with a ghost writer, what the f--k happened?” Kendrick asks on the track. "I swore I wouldn't tell, but most of you share bars like you got the bottom bunk in a two-man cell.”

"King Kunta" also finds a defiant K. Dot denouncing brown-nosing.

"Something's in the water,” he rhymes. “And if I gotta brown-nose for some gold, then I'd rather be a bum than a motherf—kin' baller.”

The cut, which Pharrell reportedly called "unapologetically black and amazing," is filled with racial commentary, too. Of course, the song’s name is a reference to Kunta Kinte from “Roots,” a 1970s television miniseries that depicted the hardship and tragedy of slavery in America.

“Everybody wanna cut the legs off him,” Kendrick rhymes on the hook. “Kunta, black man takin' no losses.”

“King Kunta” is the third song we’ve heard off To Pimp A Butterfly,” following the infectious melodies and uplifting lyrics of “i” and the complex and powerful message in “The Blacker The Berry.”

All of this is leading up to the release of the album, which is scheduled to drop March 23. Now we're just counting the days.