Image via Hypetrak

Image via Hypetrak

Kendrick Lamar paints incredibly vivid tales of Compton in good kid, m.A.A.d. city, and soon, we’ll get them on the big screen. To premiere at Sundance’s first annual NEXT Fest on August 9, the Kahlil Joseph-directed, Kendrick-commissioned short film m.A.A.d. will bring the album’s riveting stories to life.

The film is described as a “kaleidoscope of storylines and ideas that defy typical categorization to explore new languages and new forms” by the award-winning director, who’ll be holding a panel discussion following the premiere. There’ll also be a screening of the Sundance winning film Imperial Dreams, as well as a performance by Tinashe.

Purchase tickets for the event here, and stay tuned for the trailer.