According to Pitchfork, Kendrick Lamar recently released his new studio album DAMN. He has now shared the music video for “DNA.,” directed by Nabil and the Little Homies (Kendrick and Dave Free). It stars actor Don Cheadle, who kicks off the video by interrogating Kendrick. “Kendrick Lamar, two first names, huh,” he says. “What the fuck is up with that?” He then proceeds to lip sync the song, switching off with Kendrick. The end of the video features a new outro not found on the album version of the song, and the visual ends with Schoolboy Q walking towards the camera before punching it out. (For those curious, the Chinese characters found in the video spell out “Kung Fu Kenny.”)
Along with “DNA.,” DAMN. includes the songs “HUMBLE.,” and “FEAR.,” as well as appearances from Rihanna, U2, and the recently unmasked producer Bekon. DAMN. marks Kendrick’s first proper album since the release of To Pimp a Butterfly in 2015. Last year saw the rapper put out untitled unmastered., a collection of demos and outtakes from the TPAB sessions.
Watch the DNA video below.