It’s simple, for me… Black Panther is the one Marvel film I have been waiting for with the most anticipation. What I was not prepared for what is the unbelievable Top Dawg Entertainment and Kendrick Lamar-produced soundtrack.
The first single for the album All the Stars in January and it came with a visually awesome video. Check it out below. That song itself does not set you up for the sheer heavy that is dropped in this album. My hope is that the film will live up to the soundtrack.
At the moment I am giving the album 4 out of 5 Bananas. Only because I have not seen the movie yet to see how well it ties in. As right now though, I can tell you the album is filled with amazing tech beats, incredible piano and almost ballistic lyrics that shape a world. It’s almost hard to believe that this is the soundtrack to a ‘Disney’ film.
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.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. It’s directed by Ryan Coogler who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole.
Black Panther is set to hit theaters February 16th, 2018.