Discovered by Kendrick Lamar
It was his short film “Until the Quiet Comes” for the group Flying Lotus, that first brought Khalil Joseph to Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar's attention. In this first film the director honed in on a hotspot for gang warfare and trafficking, the notorious Nickerson Gardens. Without any filters he portrayed the different communities living in the neighbourhood through a succession of shots, view points and characters in a sort of amateur video slash documentary. A visual and urban melting pot that instantly seduced Kendrick Lamar, who asked him to make a video for his album “Good kid, m.A.A.d city” released in 2012. With this video, shown throughout the “Yeesus” tour, Kahlil Joseph continued his mission to portray the Afro-American community in a just and realistic manner, free of the clichés that tend to stick.