Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free’s pgLang company, which is designed for creators, have launched eight short films in collaboration with Calvin Klein.

The series of visuals feature rappers Baby Keem and Travis Bennett (aka Taco), actors Ryan Destiny and Keith Powers, positivity influencer Amber Wagner, comedy blogger Exvaier, artist Mecca Allah, and singer Brent Faiyaz.

The films were all conceptualised, cast, written and directed in LA by Free. According to a press release, they “prioritise optimism and creativity beyond all else, and usher in a new era of inspiring, humorous and relatable advertising – not only for Calvin Klein, but for the entire fashion industry”.

PgLang’s mission statement describes it as a “multi-lingual” company. “Our community speaks music, film, television, art, books, and podcasts – because sometimes we have to use different languages to get the point of our stories across. Stories that speak to many nations, many races, and many ages.”

It added that it is “at service to creators and projects that selflessly speak with, and for, the shared experiences that connect us all”.

Keem was the first artist to partner with pgLang, who said at the time: “Astronaut ideas. That is what I call the shit that I know I want but that stand alone. You know? Like, not everything has to ‘make sense’ to me in a rational way. This is how my mind stays fresh, by letting myself have my astronaut ideas and developing them even though it might confuse anyone else.”

Image / Via Youtube/pgLang

Source : NME