Watch: Kendrick Lamar and Ice Cube join Funkadelic for trippy new video “Ain't That Funkin' Hard On You? (Remix)"

Full of flying saucers, slow motion turned up-edness and so much more

Hip hop wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for funk. The drum breaks of bands like that of James Brown laid the foundation for hip hop’s first beatmakers — and in 2016, funk’s roots are rising from the soil thanks to hip hop forerunners like Kendrick Lamar.

Few things make this clear as quickly and easily as Funkadelic’s “Ain't That Funkin' Hard On You? (Remix)," featuring Lamar and fellow Compton cohort Ice Cube. Today, the track gets the video treatment, and the results are equal parts corny, colorful and downright impressive.

The video opens with Michael Colyar sitting in his broken-down pickup before, Lamar, at the helm of a UFO (traveling the “Chocolate Milky Way”), abducts him, beaming him up and magically transforming his bummy clothes into a fresh-pressed suit. From there, shit just gets … well … funkier, as Lamar raps and Colyar leads them to a party that looks like the lovechild of Blade Runner and Cirque du Soleil on a shotglass full of acid. It’s funky, it’s fun, it’s…just watch the damn thing (via Revolt).

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