Fans of the Marvel movies might remember this 2016 video from the video essay channel, Every Frame a Painting, where Marvel’s cinematic score was lambasted as bland and forgettable. No more, however. It seems the powers that be– or at least Black Panther director Ryan Coogler– have taken the criticisms to heart. Today, Kendrick Lamar, executive producer for the soundtrack to Black Panther, revealed the official track list for the film. And it’s a doozy.
Black Panther The Album 2/9 pic.twitter.com/MqhsEcj6iF
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 31, 2018
Kendrick Lamar – Black Panther
Kendrick Lamar, SZA – All The Stars
Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Saudi – X
Khalid, Swae Lee – The Ways
Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok – Opps
Jorja Smith – I Am
SOB x RBE – Paramedic!
Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, James Blake – Bloody Waters
Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake – King’s Dead
Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake – Redemption Interlude
Zacari, Babes Wodumo – Redemption
Mozzy, Sjava, Reason – Seasons
Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott – Big Shot
The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar – Pray For Me
Lamar will team up with a variety of other artists at the top of their game including SZA, Khalid, Future, and The Weeknd, giving fans another reason to get excited for the film, which has already screened to great critical buzz.
The Black Panther OST will release on February 9th, in advance of the film’s release on February 16th.
Alex is the New Media Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at First Second, Top Cow, and Papercutz. He primarily covers DC Comics and Magic: the Gathering.