Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DNA.’ video stars Don Cheadle

After the rapper lost Album of the Year to Taylor Swift at the 2016 Grammys, Cheadle tweeted, “I almost Kanyed tonight.” He later added, “I’m not a Taylor hater. Brief snippets of a car full of women blasting Lamar’s 2015 song “Hood Politics” are spliced into the footage of Cheadle and Lamar. Eventually, Cheadle releases Lamar, who goes on to hang out with his friends. DAMN., Lamar’s fourth album and the follow-up to 2015’s   To Pimp A Butterfly, was released last Thursday night. I think Kendrick’s album is stronger and more deserving. Cheadle is a known fan of Lamar’s work. “DNA.” follows a   clip from   “HUMBLE.”   that Lamar released in late March. Show Full Article review and recap of the rapper’s headlining Coachella set. That’s all.”
The “DNA.” video was directed by Nabil, who has previously helmed   videos for Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, and more. For more on   Lamar, read EW’s   DAMN. Lamar has a history of high-concept music videos. on Tuesday, and it features   Avengers actor Don Cheadle rapping to “DNA.”
The video begins in an interrogation room where a character played by Cheadle administers a polygraph test on Lamar — and then begins to rap to the track. Kendrick Lamar shared the second music video from his new album   DAMN. His video for “Alright” was nominated for four awards at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and took home the prize for Best Direction.