Short Review: ’Black Panther: The Album’
The soundtrack album is more distinct package which usually feels like an attempt made by the recording label to put their artist on. The film Black Panther appeals to Kendrick Lamar rapping in the voice of the superhero’s alter ego. The superhero movie was directed by Ryan Coogler and screenwriter Joe Robert Cole , starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o putting blackness to the latter.
The Black Panther sound track is a pleasant experience from the beginning till end. This is due to the various artists featured bringing spirit to the name Black Panther. The beats are relevant and enjoyable to listen to, making the soundtrack a great standalone album.
Kendrick Lamar being the touter for the films soundtrack gives the album a top rate over others. With various stars rolling through the end credits make the record sound majestic.
The albums soundtrack-adjacent realities at play with echoing dusky pianos and dramatized plots widens the scope where most of us actually have to live.
The Top Dawg Entertainment president Anthony pulled all the hip hop sounds from all over to provide the Wakanda sound. TDE has also brought R&B star Jorja Smith and Khalid who appear at the 14track of the album. With the soundtrack and the film production is has speculated the rise of music royalty.
West Compton rappers such as 2 Chainz , Future , Vince Staples and Anderson , Calif Mozzy and crew SOB x RBE are in the mix bringing taste of west side authenticity.
The albums soundtrack sidesteps expectation, experimentation and ideas for more generic and pop-friendly vibes with latest hits release. With the albums closing tag teamer “ Pray for me ” with Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd is a watering reanimation of the Tesfayes solo work.
By scanning 50 minutes of black music across the Three continents; rap, R&B, Afro-soul from South Africa, through California, Texas, Toronto and London, the album has sampled the films broader version of black excellence.