'King Kunta' is a single from Kendrick Lamar's 2015 summer album "To Pimp A Butterfly". The tile of the song was inspired by Kunta Kinte, the main character of the fictional book,Roots: The Saga of An American Family By Alex Haley. Kendrick changes Kunta names to King Kunta to "contrast the lowest and highest levels of society, and provide a feeling of
empowerment similar to "i".
In addition, the sentiment illustrates Kendrick's personal growth from being in the hood,
to present day as a major voice in hip hop", as told in his NME interview. Watch Below.