Kendrick Lamar – DNA

On “DNA.,” Kendrick adopts multiple viewpoints, celebrating, critiquing, and exploring his black heritage and culture. In the music video, Kendrick and Kansas City actor, Don Cheadle appear to trade bars/argue using the lyrics to this song.

In the same video clip, Lamar appears dressed in a traditional Kung Fu uniform. In an interview with Pitchfork, Don Cheadle confirmed that he’s the inspiration for Kung Fu Kenny. Cheadle portrayed a Chinese speaking martial artist named Kung-Fu Kenny in Rush Hour 2.

The music video also contains snippets from “Hood Politics,” a song off of the 2015 Grammy award-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly.

This song samples a different segment of the same Fox News clip to the previous song, “BLOOD.”

At the beginning of the video, one can hear “YAH.”(the next song on the album), and the ending of “BLOOD.” (the previous song on the album). It is the snippet from Geraldo Rivera criticizing Kendrick’s lyrics to “Alright”.

The song debuted at #4 on Billboard Hot 100 after the first week of tracking dated 05.06.17. Lamar appeared in the top 10 twice besides charting all 14 songs off the album on the chart with “Humble” topping the chart that week.

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