You thought you were stupid excited before? Check out the album art and tracklist for the Black Panther movie soundtrack and get back to us.
We’re about as hyped for the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther: The Album as we are for the movie itself — and that’s saying a lot. K.Dot took to Twitter today to show off both the album’s enigmatic T’Challa claw pendant necklace-flossing cover and the full tracklist/participating artists:
Black Panther The Album 2/9 pic.twitter.com/MqhsEcj6iF
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 31, 2018
BLACK PANTHER – Kendrick Lamar
ALL THE STARS – Kendrick Lamar & SZA
X – ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Saudi
THE WAYS – Khalid & Swae Lee
OPPS – Vince Staples & Yugen Blakrok
I AM – Jorja Smith
PARAMEDIC! – Sob X RBE
BLOODY WATERS – Ab-soul, Anderson Paak & James Blake
KING’S DEAD – Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake
REDEMPTION – Zacari & Babes Wodumo
SEASONS – Mozzy, Sjava & Reason
BIG SHOT – Kendrick Lamar & Travis Scott
PRAY FOR ME – The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
Although the exclusion of “Legend Has It” by Run the Jewels, heard in the first Black Panther trailer is a bit disappointing, the record still boasts more than a few artists that have us ready to head nod.
Schoolboy Q? Anderson Paak? A sure-to-be smooth ditty from Khalid & Swae Lee? The Weekend x Kendrick Lamar? All signs are pointing towards Black Panther: The Album being a worthy companion to the film and then some; the album drops on February 9th on digital formats and February 16th for physicals.