Inspired By finds Wyclef at his most chameleon-esque, sliding over instrumentals from some of his current favorite rappers; Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, Drake, Kodak Black and more are all represented on this one.
Yet, as evidenced by the myriad freestyles set to it, Mike WiLL Made-It’s “DNA” is once again the star, encouraging whoever raps on it to enter beast mode. We already know that Wyclef is a legend, and while he’s taken to the melodic style in recent years, that doesn’t stop him from holding it down on “Inspired By Kendrick Lamar.”
Lyrically, Wyclef goes into some socially conscious territory, citing the slavery and black history embedded within his DNA. The verse is rich with royal imagery, and Clef continues dominating the instrumental until the climactic guitar solo.