Who Is Kahlil Joseph? Beyoncé Rumored to Be Working With Filmmaker on "Formation" Album

The BeyHive is buzzing. As fans await the "Formation" hitmaker's forthcoming album, Beyoncé's most devoted legion of fans say she's working with Los Angeles filmmaker Kahlil Joseph on her next project, which the fandom is dubbing a "album film." 

"Exclusive: Beyoncé's album film is near," TheBeyHiveTeam, one of the most popular Twitter accounts among Queen Bey's army of social media fans, tweeted Monday. "Be patient! Get familiar with Kahlil Joseph. #WeToldYou1st #ProjectLemonade #NOLA." 

Read more: The BeyHive Had Their Weaves Snatched By Beyoncé's "Formation" Super Bowl 50 Performance

Beyoncé may be planning on recruiting some creative inspiration for her next album, including Kahlil Joseph.
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Don't take it with a grain of salt. If TheBeyHiveTeam is right about Bey's next album, it wouldn't be the first time. They accurately broke the news of Beyoncé's exclusive interview with Garage, as well as the candid information readers would find in it and even tipped followers to the queen's Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance before most major outlets. Garage, as well as the candid information readers would find in it and even tipped followers to the queen's Super Bowl 50 halftime show performance before most major outlets. 

Joseph is an avant-garde music video director based in Los Angeles. He's worked with a number of big names in the music industry, from Arcade Fire to Kendrick Lamar's powerful ode to Compton in the 15-minute long video, "m.A.A.d."

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His working with Beyoncé on her forthcoming album would arguably be one of his most prominent career moves since the release of his short film with Flying Lotus titled Until The Quiet Comes, which made waves in the film and music industries. Joseph's short film is inspired by African percussion music, and currently has well over two million views on YouTube alone.

Bey has yet to speak on whether her and Joseph are buddying up for her forthcoming project. For now, all we have to go on are Twitter whispers and endless hope. It would be exciting for fans if the team is correct, as another tweet reads, "Album movie, alternate "Formation" video edit, and an album that will overwhelm you just listening to it!  Just wait on it!"

Beyoncé, we're waiting.

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Chris Riotta is a culture reporter at Mic, covering news, music and entertainment. He is based in New York and can be reached at criotta@mic.com

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