The latest Marvel action movie, "Black Panther," keeps getting more and more hype, and judging by the soundtrack's newly released tracklist, fans now have even more to look forward to.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar, one of the soundtrack's producers and curators fresh off winning five Grammies Sunday night, revealed the tracklist Wednesday. Lamar himself has a few songs on the release--title track “Black Panther,” “Big Shot” featuring Travis Scott, and “Pray for Me” with the Weeknd, in addition to the previously released tracks "All the Stars" and "King's Dead." Other big hip-hop names on the album include 2 Chainz, Future, James Blake with Ab-Soul and Anderson .Paak, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, Schoolboy Q, and Mozzy, mentioned during Lamar's Grammy acceptance speech.
"Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ is amazing, from its cast to its director," Lamar said when the soundtrack was first announced. "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 [director] Ryan [Coogler] and Marvel’s vision."
Top Dawg Entertainment label CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith also worked with Lamar on the soundtrack.
One song, "Redemption Interlude," doesn't credit an artist, meaning Lamar may have one surprise left in store when the soundtrack drops next Friday, Feb. 9. Fans will have to wait a few more days to see the film, which hits theaters Feb. 16 and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira. It's the first Marvel movie to have an all-black cast and black director and has already garnered plenty of praise.
"Black Panther: The Album" tracklist:
1. "Black Panther" - Kendrick Lamar
2. "All The Stars" - Kendrick Lamar and SZA
3. "X" - ScHoolBoy Q, 2 Chainz and Saudi
4. "The Ways" - Khalid and Swae Lee
5. "Opps" - Vince Staples and Young Blackrok
6. "I Am" - Jorja Smith
7. "Paramedic!" - SOB x RBE
8. "Bloody Waters" - Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak and James Blake
9. "Kings Dead" - Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake
10. "Redemption Interlude"
11. "Redemption" - Zicari, Babes Wodumo
12. "Seasons" - Mozzy, Sjava and Reason
13. "Big Shot" - Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott
14. "Pray For Me" - The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar