Mike Will Made-It is officially back in his bag as the executive producer of the Creed II original soundtrack. The film is set to release in theaters across the country on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The full-length project is set to feature musical offerings from hip-hop artists like Lil Wayne, Vince Staples, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and many more. Mike Will has been dropping singles from the project to lure in rap enthusiasts and this time around, he's paired hip-hop heavy-hitters Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams (Tickets) together for a track entitled, "The Mantra."
The song produced by Mike Will features a subtle guitar riff to intro the track infused with harmonies contributed by none other than Pharrell. The track then transitions into soft synth piano melodies accompanied by an appropriately deep bass line. Futuristic chimes and a trap drum pattern decorated with quick-hitting high-hats and clap snare complete the sonic background of the single while Pharrell performs the chorus and first verse utilizing his best Future impression. Kendrick Lamar's contributions come in the form of a very in-pocket verse while using his unique signature sound to harmonize with the rather mellow Mike Will beat production.
CREED II: THE ALBUM will be released in unison with the release of the film on Nov. 21. Check out the audio to "The Mantra" by Mike Will Made-It featuring Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams in the video provided below.