Before one of the year’s most anticipated films arrives in theaters next week, Kendrick Lamar, Top Dawg Entertainment, and TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith present Black Panther: The Album, the blockbuster soundtrack featuring music from and inspired by Marvel’s superhero movie.
The stars align on the 14-track set, which features hip-hop and R&B’s biggest names including K-Dot, who appears on five tracks, and his TDE family members SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock. Other guests include The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Future, 2 Chainz, Khalid, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Jorja Smith, Anderson .Paak, Zacari, Mozzy, and more.
The project has been a long time coming, according to director Ryan Coogler. “I’ve been a massive Kendrick fan ever since I first heard him, since his mixtapes, and I’ve been trying to track him down,” he told NPR. “Eventually I caught up with him a couple years ago—first with Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith, who runs his label, and then later on sat down with him and Kendrick and just spoke about much his music affected me. He talked about my movies that he had seen, and we said if the opportunity comes, we’d love to work with each other on something.”
Stream Black Panther: The Album below and check out the film in theaters on Feb. 16.
1. “Black Panther” Feat. Kendrick Lamar
2. “All The Stars” Feat. Kendrick Lamar, SZA
3. “X” Feat. ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Saudi
4. “The Ways” Feat. Khalid, Swae Lee
5. “Opps” Feat. Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok
6. “I Am” Feat. Jorja Smith
7. “Paramedic!” Feat. SOB X RBE
8. “Bloody Waters” Feat. Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, James Blake
9. “King’s Dead” Feat. Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake
10. “Redemption Interlude”
11. “Redemption” Feat. Zacari, Babes Wodumo
12. “Seasons” Feat. Mozzy, Sjava, Reason
13. “Big Shot” Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott
14. “Pray For Me” Feat. The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar