What's the frequency ken?

from Childish Gambino – Get Like Me Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

“What’s the frequency Kenneth” is a song by R.E.M. about a man who can’t figure out the younger generation.

Donald Glover, Gambino’s real life persona, was a writer for the TV show 30 Rock and wrote the line “Whats the frequency Ken?” for Tracy Morgan’s character, which he uses to greet the NBC paige Kenneth.

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