Now we all saw “A Short Film by Kendrick Lamar” on the album cover (or maybe you didn’t), but we had no clue that this would actually come to life. In a recent interview with GQ, Compton’s son and TDE artist Kendrick Lamar hinted at the possible release of his debut album, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” in a short film. For more info and details, hit the jump.In the article, “The GQ+A:Kendrick Lamar,” K.Dot discusses his development as an artist and exercising his talents beyond the music realm, as a potential director of his own short film. Check out what he had to say about the possibility of GKMC, the movie below:
GQ: The album is out and praised. What’s next?
Kendrick Lamar: Visuals… When I call it a short film, I don’t just call it that for the sake of the album. So that’s a hint.
GQ: Are you going to act in it, star in it, direct it?
Kendrick Lamar: Directing for sure. I haven’t really thought about starring in it… I can, because it is me and my life.
GQ: Let’s say you weren’t going to star in it and you could have anyone in the world, who would you have play yourself?
Kendrick Lamar: Anyone in the world? It would have to be somebody… there’s one kid on The Wire, Tristan Wilds [who played Mike Lee].
GQ: Who would you have play your mom?
Kendrick Lamar: I probably get Taraji Henson.
GQ: Okay, okay. Sharane?
Kendrick Lamar: I would love to see Rihanna in my movie [laughs]. Looking at this cover right here, man.
Kendrick closed the interview by discussing a few misconceptions of the album, and how people look at each segment as multiple events. “A few people think that these stories are just different events throughout my whole life. That story is just one day, one full day,” says Kendrick.
“Some things that always happened throughout the days and throughout the weeks, but that was just one particular day that really turned my whole life around and I understood what I should be doing is something positive, which is music right now. They don’t know me yet. They might think they know me, but they don’t.”
You’ve done it again, Kendrick. You’ve got our attention! Rihanna, Taraji, and rumors swirling about Janet Jackson making a cameo in the visual for the new single, “Poetic Justice”? Looks like we’ll be following the developments on this highly anticipated project for the new year!