Black Panther soundtrack keeps getting better, adds Jay Rock, Future track

Joann Johnston
January 13, 2018

"King's Dead", by 90059 rapper Jay Rock, features Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Black, follows Lamar and SZA's single "All the Stars", released last week.

The Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg-curated soundtrack to Marvel's Black Panther has produced its second single, and it's a dark, foreboding mood-setter.

The 14-track album is available for pre-order on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and Google Play.

The song from the anticipated Black Panther: The Album features falsetto from Future, a snippet from James Blake, and Jay Rock sandwiched between Lamar decimating the track.

Some are whispering that the soundtrack will serve as the American Gangster to Kendrick's Jay-Z, meaning the movie inspired him so much he threw his all into an album on a whim, and now, with the release of the newest track from the soundtrack, that talk will get louder. It's Lamar's first foray into the world of movie soundtracks.

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Lamar previously lent vocals to Alicia Keys' "It's On Again" heard in the end credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

"I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film".

Earlier this week, Black Panther beat the record previously held by Captain America: Civil War for advance ticket sales in the first 24 hours of release.

The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Listen to the single at now and watch "Black Panther" in Philippine cinemas February 14.

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