Is it finally time to announce that Kendrick Lamar is a musical genius?
His songs are always full of musical depth and emotional maturity, all of it uderpinned with a searing social consciousness.
Hence it came as no surprise that the musician was asked by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to curate, write and produce music specific to the movie.
The track All Of The Stars is just a taste of what's to come.
R&B artist SZA teams with Kendrick for this beautiful track. Director Dave Meyers, who previously shot Kendrick's HUMBLE video, uses his familiar style of stunning cinematography and storytelling to come up with another winner.
The visuals borrow heavily from African culture and are presented beautifully. SZA and Kendrick take fans through a mythical world in the video of the song.
SZA sings a catchy chorus and sways in a cloud of stars, as Kendrick continues on his journey.
Here, we can see how African urban and street style have influenced the costuming of this video.
The most powerful shot, however, is Kendrick walking through a black and white wooded area, surrounded by black panthers.
SZA also lends to the beautiful visuals with her own stunning style.
The journey takes them through surreal places.
The video ends with Kendrick and SZA finally arriving at a temple, and being greeted by god-like beings.
Black Panther:The Album has been curated and produced by Kendrick, and TDE’s CEO Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith. It is set to be released on Feb. 9, while the film going to be released on the 16th.
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