Stop everything you’re doing because the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack has arrived. While we all wait impatiently for the first Marvel superhero movie we’ve been excited about in years to drop on February 16th, we’ve got 14 tracks of beautiful sonic indulgence to dive into.
Lamar’s imprint on the album isn’t just on the five tracks he appears on, the rapper also has writing credits on every single song, so we’ve basically received a spiritual successor to DAMN. That’s worth celebrating. The soundtrack is also as star-studded as the Ryan Coogler-directed film,which stars stars everyone from Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan to Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Bassett).
Track by track, the vocal talents of SZA, The Weeknd, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Vince Staples, James Blake, Ab-Soul, Future, Zacari, and more elevate the soundtrack to make it essential listening. Plus, that video for the Kendrick Lamar and SZA track “All The Stars” that features SZA in enough outfit changes to slay us and revive us all within the four-minute running time? We’re here for it. Listen and watch it all below.