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South Central’s Calmatic Dishes On ‘House Party,’ Loving Music, and the Impact of the L.A. Uprising

Right now is a great time for Black creatives and filmmakers.

From TV shows like Abbott Elementary and Bel-Air reshaping the game to artists like Muni Long and Jazmine Sullivan shifting the musical landscape, the transition from Mayberry PD to a multifaceted and melanated viewing experience has made audiences root for everybody Black.

For Calmatic, a Los Angeles bred-artist, music producer, and filmmaker behind the upcoming House Party and White Men Can’t Jump remakes, has consistently been “The People’s Champ” since first helming Ab-Soul’s “Nothin New” in 2011, which also featured Jhené Aiko. Crediting his love of J Dilla and MF Doom with informing his rhythmic approach to filmmaking, the man born Charles Kidd II, has shot eye-popping, grounded clips for the likes of The Internet, Tyler, the Creator, Lizzo, Anderson .Paak, and Kendrick Lamar.

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