Perhaps some of you recall a few years back, when Kahlil Joseph wrangled Flying Lotus into his production of a short film inspired by Kendrick Lamar‘s sophomore stunner good kid mAAd city, which was even commissioned by the artist. Since its Sundance NEXT debut, the eyes that were laid on the short have been limited to those that were actually at the premiere. Until today, that is, when the full 15-minute short somehow made its way to the internets for all the world to see and hear.
With contemporary and archival footage galore (not to mention a score from the mighty FlyLo) there may not be a better way to spend the closing hours of your work day. You can watch the Khalil Joseph’s full short film, mAAd, down below, but if you’re looking for some more words on the piece, you can jump back to Sama’an Ashrawi‘s thorough assessment from the premiere. As we’re sure you’re all aware, Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, To Pimp A Butterfly, still stands as one of the best and most timely in recent memory, racking up quite a few Grammy wins this year, and is available to purchase digitally on iTunes or on wax via The OKP Shop.