The stories Kendrick Lamar constructed and recounted on his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, were so vivid, it was like you could see his words as pictures and moving scenes just by listening to the music. And soon, thanks to a new documentary, those visuals won't just exist in your mind's eye -- but in front of your face.
"m.A.A.d.," a film by Kahlil Joseph, will be opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles on March 21, and exhibited through July 27.
K. Dot and Joseph reportedly collaborated on the 14-minute film, as well as on certain visual components of the rapper's set on the Yeezus Tour.
"Kahlil Joseph’s double-screen projection m.A.A.d is a lush portrait of contemporary Los Angeles," the MOCA website explains. "From barbershops to marching bands, from homeboys drinking in the streets to the iconic carpet of shimmering lights, the camera in m.A.A.d sinuously glides through predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Los Angeles, catching a dizzying array of quotidian moments suffused with creativity, joy, and sadness."
Kendrick, meanwhile, is at work on his follow-up album, which is likely to drop in early 2015.