Kendrick Lamar has recruited Don Cheadle for the music video for “DNA,” taken from Kendrick’s fourth studio album, DAMN, released last Friday on Top Dawg Entertainment.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker and music video director, Nabil, “DNA” opens in a room with Kendrick shackled to a table as Cheadle takes on the role of interrogator before dramatically facing off with Kendrick in a heated lyrical exchange. After the back and forth, Cheadle uncuffs Kendrick, who walks outside to shoot dice with his crew (including an end-of-video cameo from Schoolboy Q). As with nearly all videos from Kendrick, the visual for “DNA” is equally intense as its audio recording.
Watch “DNA” in full above.