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While fans are still hungry for any sign of new solo work from Kendrick Lamar, K-Dot has been reaching his hand in other ventures in the meantime.
In a surprise announcement made Thursday (Jan. 14), the Grammy-winning Compton emcee is teaming up with Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park to create a new comedy movie for Paramount+.
The movie will focus on “a young Black man who is interning as a slave re-enactor at a living history museum who discovers that his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his,” Paramount president and CEO Brian Robbins said in a statement.
“On behalf of Paramount Pictures and the wider ViacomCBS family, we look forward to ushering in the first theatrical collaboration from these creative visionaries, and galvanizing audiences worldwide around a powerful storytelling experience,”Brian Robbins, Paramount president and CEO
Stone and Parker will serve as co-producers alongside Lamar and his longtime collaborator Dave Free. Television producer and frequent voice artist on South Park Vernon Chatman will write the project. Paramount+ will have the film’s streaming rights after its undetermined theatrical release, as shooting for the film is set to start sometime this Spring.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Kendrick Lamar’s final TDE album. It’s been nearly five years since DAMN and four since he curated the Black Panther soundtrack. Since then, Kendrick has resurfaced on several tracks before returning to the limelight on Baby Keem‘s The Melodic Blue in 2021.
While the film is an interesting new endeavor for Kendrick, fans are still desperately hoping for some news of his next project in the near future. Hopefully, by the time it’s released, Kendrick will have already dropped his long-awaited album. However, we’ll have to wait and see.
Check out Kendrick’s message announcing his departure from TDE