Exploring Soundtracks: Black Panther

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After a brief hiatus from covering Marvel movies, we’re bringing it back and looking at the fantastic soundtrack for Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther”. The soundtrack album features original songs composed by Kendrick Lamar, who agreed to produce several songs for the film after seeing an early cut.

But Kendrick isn’t the only rapper to appear on the album, not by far. The “Black Panther” soundtrack is packed with plenty of big names in hip hop. Kendrick collaborated on the soundtrack with Top Dawg Entertainment, which brought on SZA and Jay Rock. Other familiar names include 2 Chains, Future, Vince Staples, and Anderson .Paak.

For those who haven’t yet seen it (though I can’t imagine there are many), “Black Panther” follows the story of recently anointed King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), as he mourns the loss of his father. Over the course of the movie, T’Challa learns how to be both a king and a warrior, until his foundations are shaken by a painful revelation that makes him question everything.

But before all of that, T’Challa goes on the hunt to subdue Klaue (Andy Serkis), a terrorist stealing and selling Wakandan vibranium.

“Opps”

This heart-pounding song plays while T’Challa, Okoye (Danai Gurira), and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) pursue Klaue in a high speed chase through the streets of Busan, South Korea. This action sequence is one of the more thrilling scenes of the movie. “Opps” by Vince Staples and Yugen Blackrok, matches that action perfectly.

If you’re looking to get the same thrill out of watching a high-speed chase, this is the song for you. Just watch the gas pedal if you’re bumping it in your car.

You can pick up the Black Panther soundtrack by visiting the LemonWire store here.

Black Panther: The Album

  1. “Black Panther,” by Kendrick Lamar.
  2. “All The Stars,” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA.
  3. “X,” by ScHoolBoy Q, 2 Chainz and Saudi.
  4. “The Ways,” by Khalid and Swae Lee.
  5. “Opps” by Vince Staples and Yugen Blakrok.
  6. “I Am” by Jorja Smith.
  7. “Paramedic!” by SOB x RBE.
  8. “Bloody Waters” by Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak and James Blake.
  9. “Kings Dead” by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake.
  10. “Redemption Interlude”.
  11. “Redemption” by Zicari and Babes Wodumo.
  12.  “Seasons” by Mozzy, Sjava and Reason.
  13. “Big Shot” by Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott.
  14. “Pray For Me” by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar.

 

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