Amid all the hype about the Black Panther movie following its premiere Monday night, it would be easy to forget that the movie has an original soundtrack compiled and produced by Kendrick Lamar, one of the world’s most popular and most prestigious musicians.
Today, Lamar released the tracklist for Black Panther: The Album, revealing who would be appearing on which songs.
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— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 31, 2018
Some of the notable non-Kendrick names: Vince Staples, Future, SZA, Schoolboy Q, SZA, Swae Lee, Anderson.Paak, and James Blake. Kendrick himself is listed next to five songs, partnering with SZA, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, Jay Rock, and Future.
What’s interesting here is not just the absurd collection of talent, but the wide array of talent. What’s a Khalid and Swae Lee track going to sound like next to a Weeknd track? What’s a 2 Chainz track sound like next to a Vince Staples track? We have no idea, but we’re excited to find out.