Black Panther shattered the box office, taking its place as one of the biggest opening weekend in the film industry. On that same note, Kendrick Lamar produced an album to accompany the film. It’s just as much of a hit. Not sure if your friends have listened to it yet? You can intercept text messages without the target phone and find out, using a site like Best Cell Phone Spy Apps.
Kendrick’s album reached the top of the charts and does not seem to be slowing down. Featuring heavy hitters such as The Weeknd, SZA, 2 Chainz, and more, it’s just as great to listen to as the movie is to watch.
The Black Panther Soundtrack
Black Panther has themes of peace and violence, power and weakness, action and day dreaming, and other opposites. So, it’s fitting that Kendrick Lamar would produce the album, as his own work has these themes as well. With an incredible successful year for the Compton-born musician, I expected an impressive album, and he did not disappoint.
With an African influence, the record pulses with hand drums, vocal chants and jungle-esque beats. Paired with Lamar’s modern-day hip hop beats and input from Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, this amazing music and tension delivers a well-rounded album. I tried recommending it to some of my friends, but when I finally got to intercept text messages without the target phone, I found out they all already heard it!
The record begins with the title track, “Black Panther,” which feels more like spoken word than a song. It makes more nods to the movie than any other track on the record, as the rapper calls himself T’Challa and Killmonger, the movie’s main characters. This is a great intro to the rest of the songs.
The second track, “All The Stars,” is perhaps the most pop-infused track. With a killer verse (and one of his only vocal appearances on the album), Lamar shows his opinions on entitlement and his hunger for truth. The real star of the song is SZA. Her melodies, which dance around the drum and bass chorus, will get stuck in your head for weeks.
The Best Parts Of The Soundtrack
The middle portion of the album is the real meat. You’ll hear different languages, South African club house beats, more verses from Lamar, hooks from Future, and plenty of other surprises. Don’t spoil yourself by trying to intercept text messages without the target phone. It’s best to experience it yourself first.
The album finishes with a collaboration with The Weeknd. “Pray for Me” will probably be the most successful song from this album. It may sounds like it would have been on The Weeknd’s Star Boy, but Kendrick Lamar’s verse really steals the show.
This album is a bold and ambitious piece of art. Just like the movie, it is intentional and will hopefully stand the test of time. Have a listen and make your own opinion!
The Film Itself
The soundtrack did its part, but so did the film Black Panther. The movie crashed through records, becoming the second-most grossing superhero movie of all time, second only to The Avengers, one of Marvel’s most popular titles. Do yourself a favor and go enjoy the film if you haven’t seen it yet!