The official soundtrack, Black Panther: The Album, from Interscope Records is finally here!
The 14-song album, co-produced by Kendrick Lamar, features an established musical cast including some of TDE’s top artists in SZA, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock. Not to mention Lamar, whose rhymes on five tracks on the album definitely did not disappoint. Khalid, Anderson. Pack, and Jorga Smith represent some of R&B’s rising stars! Travis Scott, 2 Chainz and Vince Staples join Bay Area artists SOB X RBE and Afro-Soul artist Sjava on this impressive compilation of revolutionary sound and lyrical substance from creative mind of the anointed, King Kendrick. Earlier this week, Lamar and SZA released a captivating visual for lead single, All The Stars. Watch the video below.
On the album, Lamar speaks on similar themes of sociopolitical inequalities and activism that we’ve heard throughout his music career, while packing just the right amount of punch in the rhymes, production and sound variety. On Paramedic!, Lamar repeats “I wish a n**** would, I wish a b**** would” throughout the chorus. This explosive trap-record acts as almost a public service announcement, referencing experiences that have developed a way of life in the streets. Tribal rhythms with a mix of 90’s R&B influence, Redemption features Babes Wodumo and Zacari, featured on Lamar’s DAMN.
The soundtrack has played a key role in the prediction for the film, set to release in theaters on February 16, to break box-office records. And coupled with the rave reviews seen on social media from fans, the accompanying album should climb to the top of Billboard charts right alongside it. View some of the reactions below.
THE BLACK PANTHER ALBUM FLOWS SO WELL TOGETHER I REALLY CAN’T HOLD ON TO MY WIG ANY LONGER
— sara (@thisbemesara) February 9, 2018
— James Roque (@jamesroque) February 9, 2018