South African music has been in a fantastic space over the past few years and the world is finally taking notice. Last night, Kendrick Lamar revealed the official tracklist for Marvel’s upcoming ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack – and a staggering five South African artists appear on the album!
The film has already broken records around the world ahead of it’s release and the soundtrack is expected to be a massive accompaniment to the film. Kendrick, who also serves as the album’s official curator, teamed up with SZA on the album’s lead single ‘All The Stars’. The star will also appear on four other brand new tracks while the rest of the 14-track record includes new music from The Weeknd, Khalid, 2 Chainz and Swae Lee. But, the biggest surprise is how not one but four South African musicians added their voices and flair to what is expected to be one of the biggest movie soundtracks of the year.
Babes Wodumo will team up with Zacari on a track titled ‘Redemption’ Sjava joins forces with Mozzy on ‘Seasons’. The album will also see Yugen Blakrok team up with Vice Staples on ‘Opps’ while Saudi collaborates with Schoolboy Q and 2 Chains on a track titled ‘X’.
The album releases worldwide on the 9th of February 2018 and it promises to have an incredible array of music which compliments and celebrates the African superhero’s debut film. Black Panther bursts into theatres worldwide on the 16th of February 2018. Tickets are already on pre-sale from both Ster Kinekor and Nu Metro cinemas around the country.
Black Panther Track List
1. Kendrick Lamar – “Black Panther”
2. Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All the Stars”
3. Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Saudi – “X”
4. Khalid & Swae Lee – “The Ways”
5. Vince Staples & Yugen Blakrok – “Opps”
6. Jorja Smith – “I Am”
7. SOB X RBE – “Paramedic!”
8. Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak & James Blake – “Bloody Waters”
9. Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake – “King’s Dead”
10. “Redemption Interlude”
11. Zacari & Babes Wodumo – “Redemption”
12. Mozzy, Sjava & Reason – “Seasons”
13. Kendrick Lamar & Travis Scott – “Big Shot”
14. The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar – “Pray for Me”
Feel free to comment, share or tweet @ElBroide