5 Reasons We’re Excited For Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack!

Kendrick Lamar, Black Panther, Marvel's Black Panther

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Before Marvel and Walt Disney Studios releases the highly anticipated Black Panther into theaters, Kendrick Lamar will be producing and curating the official movie soundtrack. Check out the lead single from the action/adventure film starring the popular Marvel superhero starring Chadwick Boseman.

As we previously mentioned, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. Before he can sit on the throne, T’Challa is challenged from factions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, the Wakanadan special forces. They have to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Check out our 5 we’re excited for the Black Panther soundtrack!

5) Music From And Inspired By!

According to Pitchfork, Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith will put together an album that will feature music from and inspired by the movie. The first track released features Lamar’s latest collaboration with SZA, entitled “All the Stars.”

4) Director’s Approval!

Creed director Ryan Coogler actually chose the To Pimp a Butterfly rapper for the project, stating, “I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film. I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store.”

3) The Revolution Will Not Be Televised!

The Black Panther trailers teased the music would be like no other Marvel movie. The teaser trailer had the beats and lyrics from Run The Jewels’ “Legend Has It.” The official trailer featured the catchy hooks from Vince Staples’ “Bagbak.”

2) All The Stars!

The first single from the soundtrack opens with a skipping drum beat and pop synths. After Lamar kicks off the track with his defiant verses, SZA jumps in and delivers the sweet vocal hooks.

1) The Lyrics!

Tell me what you gonna do to me

Confrontation ain’t nothin’ new to me

You can bring a bullet, bring a sword

Bring a morgue, but you can’t bring the truth to me

Black Panther arrives in theaters everywhere February 16, 2018. The soundtrack will be due out on February 9.

– By Jorge Solis