Let's face it, since Kendrick Lamar released his LP, "DAMN.," the song that has been on repeat the most is "DNA." Now he's given the track a new spin in partnership with the NBA. In the clip below, the track sounds like it was made specifically for the NBA finals. There is a part in the song where Lamar mentions a standing ovation, which is exactly what happens when your favorite team wins the finals.
Back in April, after releasing his most recent album, the Compton rapper sat down with Zane Lowe for an interview. He talked about the importance of his music and how he wants it to be more than just a song that lives in the moment. He said, "I like to put a lot of different things and wordplays and messages in my music because I want it to live further than two weeks. [I've] always been a vessel. I can say the nastiest thing on record but I still feel like that's [being] a vessel. You need to hear it. I can't sugarcoat the reality." At an album signing Lamar did during that time, while in his hometown Compton, he announced that he had more music coming, which made fans ecstatic.
More recently, Lamar featured on SZA's debut album, Ctrl. They joined forces on the track "Doves In The Wind." SZA is signed to Lamar's TDE Entertainment, and there were times where she felt anger towards her team for not releasing her album as quickly as she would've liked. She said that regardless of her moments of anger, she has a supportive team. She told The Breakfast Club, "They just supported me the way I was. I just went through mad different phases of wildin' out and being me. I think they just supported me every time."
Check out the dope alternate version of "DNA" below.