The Black Panther soundtrack is set to be (nearly) as big as the movie, which is on course to be the most successful film of 2018.
Black Panther was released just last week and the hype surrounding Marvel’s latest offering isn’t going away any time soon.
The soundtrack to the film is so good, it’s set to hit the number one spot in the US.
Curated by non-other than the one and only Kendrick Lamar, the film’s musical accompaniment has been something that has garnered buzz all on its own.
And those champing at the bit to see what the fuss is about will note that it includes FIVE tracks from the HUMBLE. rapper himself.
As well as the previously released All the Stars and King’s Dead, it includes three more new songs with Kendrick on them: Black Panther, Big Shot, and Pray for Me.
In case you were wondering Big Shot features Travis Scott, while Pray For Me has The Weeknd lending his vocals to it.
Other notable contributors include James Blake, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, Schoolboy Q, and Mozzy.
Listen to the full Black Panther soundtrack here
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
Now, here’s all you need to know about the eagerly anticipated film.
When is Black Panther being released in the UK?
It’s already out in cinemas – Black Panther was released in the UK on Monday 12 February. The soundtrack was released on Friday 9 February.
What is the Black Panther age rating?
It’s a 12A – so no taking the little brother or sister.
Who is in the cast of Black Panther?
Chadwick Boseman is the protagonist of the film warrior king T’Challa and he is starring alongside Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong’o.
The rest of the cast is made up of an impressive list of names including Michael B. Jordan, Forrest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis and The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler who shot Creed and Fruitvale Station.
What is the running time?
The running time of Black Panther is two hours and 15 minutes.
What is the Rotten Tomatoes rating?
It’s got a wildly impressive 99% rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
With an average rating of 8.4/10, taken from 78 reviews, it’s a dead-cert that this film is one not to be missed.
Its Critics Consensus states: ‘Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU’s most absorbing stories — and introducing some of its most fully realized characters.’
How about a trailer?
What is the film about? Marvel's official synopsis:
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.
Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
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