Kendrick Lamar says a big thank you to his Black Panther: The Album collaborators.
The album was released last Friday around a lot of fanfare just a week ahead of the big premiere of the blockbuster movie in theaters. Although the project was not a Kendrick Lamar album, he and his TDE team were tasked with executive producing it which resulted in him being directedly involved in almost every single on the album. Now K-Dot is thanking all of his peers who helped put one of the most anticipated projects of the year together.
“Respect to all the artist/producers that allowed me to execute a sound for the soundtrack,” Kendrick tweeted. “The concept of producing and composing a project other than my own has always been ideal I appreciate the experience love ones Continue to be great.”
Among the guest list, you will find names like The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, Travis Scott, Swae Lee, Vince Staples, Khalid, SZA, Future, and more. On the production side, you will find names like Mike WiLL Made It, Doc McKinney, BADBADNOTGOOD, Sounwave, Frank Dukes and more. The first-week sales projection for the album is not yet in but we are expecting it to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. TDE announced on Twitter that they hope to get an Oscar nomination for the album next year. The album is available everywhere physically and digitally.
Kendrick Lamar is featured on five of the fourteen singles on the album and is solely responsible for the title track “Black Panther.” He also teamed up with his Top Dawg Entertainment labelmate SZA on the first single “All The Stars” as well as with Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake on “King’s Dead.” K-Dot links up with The Weeknd on “Pray For Me” and with Travis Scott on “Big Shot.”
You can listen to Black Panther: The Album here.
Respect to all the artist/producers that allowed me to execute a sound for the soundtrack.
The concept of producing and composing a project other than my own has always been ideal
I appreciate the experience love ones
Continue to be great
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) February 11, 2018