Published: Thu, February 15, 2018

Kendrick Lamar Accused Of Artwork Theft

Kendrick Lamar Accused Of Artwork Theft

Reps for Kendrick Lamar have been contacted for comment.

Black Panther will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018.

Hype for the Black Panther soundtrack was fueled by the film's official trailers, which tapped songs from Vince Staples, Run the Jewels, and Lamar.

Lamar, Top Dawg and Disney, which is putting out "Black Panther", have not yet responded to the allegations. When Okay Africa published a post about the highly anticipated music video, they noted, "The work and influence of British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor can be clearly spotted". "I can't wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store", Coogler said in the announcement of the album.

The Grammy Award-winning rapper, who is now touring Europe alongside James Blake, joins a lengthy list of artists with similar policies including Alicia Keys, Jacks White, Guns N' Roses and more.

In "All The Stars", Lamar joins forces with R&B "it" girl, SZA. The song mixes R&B beats with a synth-pop melody, highlighted by SZA's catchy chorus. Laid over the top of the rhythmic, relatively minimalist production which sounds like the dripping of water, James Blake's eerie vocals in the last quarter provide the flawless foil to Ab-Soul's outstanding wordplay and Anderson.Paak's impassioned rhyming.

With hype for Black Panther growing every day, the album is sure to stay at the top of the charts for a while, especially after the movie is released into the wild. His approach might not be risky or groundbreaking, but he excels at what he does here. While the feel of this soundtrack is far different from that of previous hit-singles like "Bitch Don't Kill my Vibe" and "Swimming Pools", Lamar has set the bar one notch higher in the hip-hop/rap game. Though the quality of the tracks is not as consistent as it might be on a solo album, there certainly are noteworthy verses from Lamar.

They followed up with the reveal of "King's Dead" by Kendrick, Jay Rock, Future, and James Black, and then The Weeknd and Kendrick collaboration "Pray For Me". On the track "Seasons", Sjava raps a whole verse in Zulu, reinforcing the movie's celebration of African culture.

Here it is, the first music video from the #BlackPanther soundtrack.

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