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Lamariokart mash-up: Kendrick Lamar gets the Mario Kart treatment

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Ever wonder what would happen if Kendrick Lamar took a detour through the pixelated world of Mario and Luigi?

Wonder no more, as the Internet has obliged us with “Kendrick Lamariokart,” an implausibly catchy track that mashes up the Compton rapper’s dark, introspective hit “Swimming Pools (Drank)” with the 16-bit bounce of Nintendo’s beloved Mario Kart video games.

Would “Backseat Freestyle” have been too on-the-nose? Feel free to ponder that while you listen to the Jed K. creation, off the mixtape The Slop Sink: One Year (or so) of Mashups of Varying Quality, below.