If hip-hop fans were wondering if Kendrick Lamar and Sacramento rapper Mozzy had a collaboration in the works after K.Dot quoted Mozzy during his Grammys acceptance speech, we now have our answer. Earlier today, Lamar tweeted the highly anticipated tracklist for Black Panther, the reportedly groundbreaking Marvel film directed by Ryan Coogler.
Coogler, who also directed Fruitvale Station and Creed, is originally from Oakland, so it makes sense that Black Panther's soundtrack shows Northern California some love. In addition to "Seasons" by Mozzy (also featuring South African artists Sjava and Reason), it includes a new song by Vallejo upstarts SOBxRBE called "Paramedic!"
The rest of the soundtrack, curated by Lamar, features heavy-hitters like Future, Swae Lee, the Weeknd, Travis Scott, SZA, and James Blake. Ab-Soul and Jay Rock from Lamar's Top Dawg Entertainment also make appearances and notable newcomers like Jorja Smith, Zacari, and Khalid are on the soundtrack as well.
"Black Panther," Kendrick Lamar
"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
So far, only the rap scorcher "King's Dead" and soaring electro-R&B track "All the Stars" are out; we'll have to wait 'til the soundtrack's Feb. 9 release to hear more. Black Panther hits theaters on Feb. 16.