Kendrick Lamar has released his highly anticipated soundtrack for Black Panther, the latest addition to Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic universe. The hip-hop icon was tapped to curate the release, which features tracks from SZA, James Blake, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Ghostface Killah, BadBadNotGood, Mos Def, Thundercat, Run The Jewels, Tyler The Creator, GZA, Method Man, and many more.
Kendrick was chosen for the project by director Ryan Coogler, who said in a press release, “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.” As Kendrick explains, “The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”
Black Panther is set to hit theaters on Friday, February 16th. The soundtrack, on the other hand, can be streamed, which can be streamed below. Dubbed Black Panther: The Album, the compilations also includes collaborative tracks from Schoolboy Q & 2 Chainz, Khalid & Rae Sremmurd, Vince Staples & Yugen Blackrock, Anderson .Paak & Ab-Soul, among others.
[H/T Consequence of Sound]