Meet the Lost Boys of Cape Town
in the new short film Exodus by rapper/producer Riky Rick and director Kyle Lewis
Boyznbucks crew member Riky Rick and director Kyle Lewis have just released Exodus - the final instalment of Riky Rick’s debut solo album Family Values. Shot in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, the nine-minute film features three visual chapters (Neverland, Rise and Power) and five tracks that together weave a darkly inspiring, symbolism-rich tale that avoids all the usual hip hop video clichés.
The duo first worked together on the video for Fuseg, Riky Rick’s 2015 track with Cassper Nyovest and Anatii, which received well over 1million views on YouTube. The Johannesburg-based rapper/producer went on to win Best Male and Album of the Year at the SA Hip Hop Awards. Kyle Lewis’s previous credits include award-winning videos for The Parlotones and Tumi plus multiple projects with Khuli Chana.
“I want to create African stories and give a voice to our nation through a visual medium,” says Lewis of his approach to filmmaking. “Working with Riky is always amazing. He gives me complete freedom, which is a dream for any filmmaker. His music and his life story speak to me, so it’s magic when we collaborate. My vision for Exodus was to create a captivating narrative that relates to the social and political climate of our country and rounds out Riky's debut album for his fans.”
Watch Exodus here:
Words Helen Jennings
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