All signs are pointing to the release of Black Panther being the defining moment of 2018.
With tickets to the film’s opening weekend not only selling out, but being flipped like they’re Yeezys in some areas, the cultural impact is even making its mark in the music world. The soundtrack’s executive producer Kendrick Lamar has resurfaced on the second leak, alongside Future and James Blake, for Jay Rock‘s “King’s Dead.”
A certified banger with a beat-switch in the middle that will make you have to pull over in order to process, the unstoppable energy and palpable tension in the track feels like a movie trailer itself. All four artists blend together in the cut, helping make this one of the hottest Januarys on record.
“King’s Dead” follows last week’s Kendrick and SZA duet “All the Stars.” Black Panther hits theaters on February 16. Black Panther: The Album roars into your earbuds one week prior on February 9.