Co-curated by Kendrick Lamar and TDE’s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the soundtrack features contributions from SZA, 2 Chainz, Vince Staples, Khalid, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, The Weeknd and Anderson .Paak, among others.
According to TDE’s in-house producer Sounwave, Lamar started planning out the soundtrack during The DAMN. Tour.
“[During] The DAMN. Tour, we probably came up with 50 percent of it — the production, the hooks and ideas,” he told NPR. “When we got back from the tour in September, that’s when we were able to execute our ideas and reach out to people we respect and whatnot … kind of just put the stamp on it. So, I want to say those two months was the most vital on that tour, in terms of creative process.”
Black Panther (the movie) hits theaters on February 16.
In the meantime, check out some of the reactions to the Marvel film’s soundtrack below.
Me listening to the black panther album amid the second government shutdown in two weeks pic.twitter.com/C5kkxFvhb6
— a hoe, in theory (@_sarUGH_) February 9, 2018
Holy shit the Black Panther album is amazing.
— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) February 9, 2018
— Kelton (@Tweetwithkelton) February 9, 2018
Future literally said " la di da di da, slob on my knob" on a whole Marvel soundtrack y'all #BlackPantherTheAlbum
— Carlicia Marie Tyler (@3WAV3S) February 9, 2018
everyone outside california: idk who SOB X RBE are but they song on that Black Panther album go dumb
— jorge (@jorgeeagm) February 9, 2018
Black Panther Album ???
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) February 9, 2018
SOBXRBE song on the black panther album is hard af
— T. Carriér (@tcarriermusic) February 9, 2018
The black panther album. Goddamngoddamn
— RAFAEL CASAL (@RafaelCasal) February 9, 2018
Me listening to the Black Panther album pic.twitter.com/68JCZMCEAw
— Robert's revenge (@rferree0) February 9, 2018
kendrick lamar really put his whole foot in the black panther album. not one bad song
— ? (@bleuvaIentine) February 9, 2018
this is how the Black Panther album makes me feel pic.twitter.com/fOVzrSa5dn
— pineapplegyal (@SophieLestage) February 9, 2018
If you haven’t downloaded the Black Panther album you missing out.
— Kayla Duckworth (@Silnovia) February 9, 2018
That Black Panther album slaps?
— SPACEMAN??? (@Spac3maN_Chris) February 9, 2018
— IGN (@IGN) February 9, 2018
I catch any of you clowns bumping anything except the Black Panther album today at school on your shitty ass speakers imma clap you between my thighs
— Etinosa (@EtinosaLamar) February 9, 2018
holy crap, this black panther album/soundtrack is amazing
— carlitos (@Floresback) February 9, 2018
This black panther album is exquisite ??
— Dev Trevell (@Meami_Ami) February 9, 2018
This black panther album is so good Got me hyped up for the movie
— abraham. david (@AbrahamEstrada_) February 9, 2018
black panther album is flawless ?
— QH (@qveenherby) February 9, 2018