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Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake debut latest Black Panther entry

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Marvel‘s upcoming cinematic blockbuster Black Panther is already one of the most anticipated films not only of the current MCU, but of the year in general.

It has already become the best selling movie in presales of all time, beating out Captain America: Civil War. Now to add more hype for the upcoming Feb 16 release a second song from the soundtrack titled “King’s Dead”, by Jay RockKendrick LamarFuture, and James Blake has been dropped.

Following the debut main single “All the Stars”, “King’s Dead” more than holds its own with its predecessor. It further brings to life the kind of aural aesthetic that comes to mind when envisioning a modern Black Panther movie.

“King’s Dead” has a smooth, flowing groove to it. What really gives this one some girth and texture is the rumbling bass line played throughout the majority of the song.

However, this is not just a single solitary glob of sound that goes and then stops. No sir.

About two thirds of the way through, “King’s Dead” quickly shifts gears into a more uptempo and vibrant vibe while still managing to maintain the primary flavor of what had lead up to it.

Each of the artists contributing adds their own unique flare to “King’s Dead” and it all comes together into one hell of a booming song that will rattle neighborhood windows.

“King’s Dead” will also be appearing on Jay Rock’s upcoming third album and is as of right now the first single dropped from it. Rock’s new album’s title and release date at press time have not yet been announced.

The Black Panther soundtrack titled Black Panther: The Album is now available for pre-order, but no release date for it has yet been announced at press time.

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