Watch Kendrick Lamar & Don Cheadle Argue in “DNA” Music Video (Review)

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After “Humble” Kendrick Lamar has turned up with his latest visuals for his very popular track “DNA.” The track appears on Kendrick’s latest studio work ‘DAMN.’ album. The interesting part about this video, besides the killer lyrics, is that the legendary actor Don Cheadle stars in the music video along with Kendrick.

Don Cheadle stars as a cop who is confronting Kendrick Lamar who is cuffed and connected to a lie detector. As soon as the cop touches the machine, a spark occurs and Kendrick’s voice is heard through Don Cheadle. Essentially, the first few verses of “DNA” are sung by Don Cheadle.

The music video has been directed by Nabil & the little homies and produced by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Dave Free and Angel J Rosa.

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The song essentially speaks about the kind of blood that runs through Kendrick Lamar and the African Americans in general and he compares it with that of the others.

I just win again, then win again like Wimbledon, I serve
Yeah that’s him again, the sound that engine in is like a bird
You see fireworks and Corvette tire skrrt the boulevard
I know how you work, I know just who you are
See you’s a, you’s a, you’s a
Bitch, your hormones prolly switch inside your DNA

As usual, K Dot focuses on his past-how he grew up in the worst parts of the country oppressed and starved and how that has helped him get to this position.

Born inside the beast
My expertise checked out in second grade
When I was 9, on cell, motel, we didn’t have nowhere to stay
At 29, I’ve done so well, hit cartwheel in my estate
And I’m gon’ shine like I’m supposed to, anti-social, extrovert
And excellent mean the extra work

Police harassment seems to be the overall theme of “DNA” by Kendrick Lamar. He gets very aggressive over the man with the badge.

Motherfucker I got winners on the way
You ain’t shit without a body on your belt
You ain’t shit without a ticket on your plate
You ain’t sick enough to pull it on yourself

You either love this or hate this and as a Kendrick fan I think this is one of his best works to date. But we would love to hear your opinion as well.

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