Don Cheadle can do anything. You've seen him rob the most tightly guarded casino in Las Vegas. You've seen him bring the character of Miles Davis to life. But you've never seen something as incredible as his latest performance, which involves rapping the shit out of Kendrick Lamar's "DNA," perhaps the most virtuosic display on the entirety of the very excellent new album DAMN.
In the video, Cheadle plays an interrogator who appears to switch bodies (or some other complex sci-fi thing that we'll leave to the theorists to dissect) with Kendrick, meaning that Cheadle acts out rapping the lights-out first half of the song. Give the man a DAMN Oscar. This performance is like watching Cheadle tackle a Shakespeare monologue. Out with Macbeth; give us Cheadle playing Kung Fu Kenny instead. There's more, too, but there's no need to spoil the ending…
Cheadle premiered the video via a tweet, and you can watch it above.
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