Black Panther

Album: Black Panther: The Album (2018)
Charted: 42 91
  • The opening track of Black Panther - The Album soundtrack is a two-minute solo recording by the curator of the soundtrack, Kendrick Lamar. The Compton MC speaks from the perspective of T'Challa, the movie's main character, and alter ego of Black Panther.

    King of my city, king of my country, king of my homeland
    King of the filthy, king of the fallen, we living again
    King of the shooters, looters, boosters, and ghettos poppin'
    King of the past, present, future, my ancestors watchin'

    The main plot of the movie centers around T'Challa returning to his homeland of Wakanda to take his place as king following the death of his father. Kendrick draws parallels during this song with his own experience as the self-proclaimed king of rap.


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