Sun 23 Dec 2012
In terms of rap abums, Shyne was probably the only one not putting Kendrick’s good kid, m.A.A.d city near “5-mic” status this year. For the rest of us, the LP showed us that KL is truly an artist we must protect at all costs. It had all the right components for a hip-hop classic: sharp lyrics, knocking beats, intricate storytelling, and so much more. But will we see more from the album in 2013? Well, in his recent interview with GQ, the TDE rapper hinted that some type of short film may really be on the way. The detail oriented probably have already wondered about this since seeing “A Short Film by Kendrick Lamar” on the album artwork. Could it really be true… or will they be just music videos as usual?
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.
Read more details after the jump… (He wants Rihanna in it?!)
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.
(Read the full story at GQ.com)