Axel Leon Reconstructs Kendrick Lamar's DNA


Not too many people can come after K-Dot, but Charlton Wallace explains how Axel Leon did it.

By Charlton Wallace

Axel Leon's "DNA" freestyle is a reconstructed version of Kendrick Lamar's DNA single off of the DAMN album. The experience changed dramatic from the pure audio to seeing the frenetic visuals on YouTube. The beat enhances his flow because its lyrical and its turn up at the same time. Axel, from the Bronx, New York, was also able to express pain on this hype beast-type beat. I honestly thought if someone freestyled on this instrumental it would have destroyed its reverence but Leon made me eat my words.