'Creed II' unveils tracklist for star-studded soundtrack featuring Kendrick Lamar, Bon Iver, Vince Staples, Nicki Minaj and more
Nicki Minaj, ASAP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Nas and Pharrell Williams also feature on the soundtrack helmed by executive producer Mike WiLL Made-It
The full tracklisting for the soundtrack of 'Creed II' has just been released and by the looks of it, it's gonna give the Black Panther OST a run for the money! In a year dominated by many hard-hitting OST's, some of which even topped the Billboard Charts, the sequel to Ryan Coogler's 2015 revival of the Rocky franchise looks primed to follow suit.
Executive producer Mike WiLL Made-It (who's behind everything from Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' to Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' to Beyonce's 'Formation') was tasked with producing the soundtrack to 'Creed II,' and he's going all in on this one.
ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, and Eearz all appeared on the soundtrack’s first single "Kill ‘Em With Success" (listen below), which gave us but a mere glimpse of the star power that features on the OST. Now, the full tracklist reveals a host of A-list guest contributors, including Kendrick Lamar, Bon Iver, Lil Wayne, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Vince Staples, ASAP Rocky, Pharrell Williams, and Rick Ross.
The 15-track collection features a number of collaborations. Lamar and Williams appear together on 'The Mantra'. ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg team up with Minaj on 'Runnin', while Nas and Ross unite for “Check”. A posse track called 'F.I.G.H.T.' boasts Gucci Mane, YG, Trouble, Quavo, and Juicy J. Another track, 'Midnight' features Gunna alongside one of the film’s stars, Tessa Thompson.
There are also a number of solo contributions, including an Iver track called 'Power (Walk Out Music)'. Lil Wayne ('Amen - Pre Fight Prayer'), Vince Staples ('Ice Cold - Final Round'), Ama Lou ('Bless Me'), and Ella Mai ('Love Me Like That - Champion Love') also feature on the lavish soundtrack.
"There was a time where movie soundtracks had people just as excited as an artist’s album, and that’s the feeling I was going for when creating this project alongside Ludwig Göransson and Fam Rothstein," Mike Will said of the soundtrack. "After people hear the music, I want them to say movie soundtracks are back."
"I approached the music by first watching Creed II and then creating a playlist of songs people could work out to, chill to, vibe to or to get them through any struggle which matched specific scenes in the movie. It’s important to show the new generation that soundtracks can be just as exciting as traditional albums if put in the hands of the right curator." The soundtrack will be released on the same day as the film's theatrical release in the U.S. - November 21.
Check out the full tracklisting below:
RARE COLLABS , LOUD MIXES , NEW FLOWS , FRESH MELODIES— Mike WiLL Made It 🐋🌊 (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) November 12, 2018
NEW TEMPO’S , NEW FREQUENCIES REAL MESSAGES IN THE MOST ORGANIC WAY. THE SOUNDTRACK / COLLABORATION ALBUM GAME WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AFTER THIS . 🤯🥊💨‼️
CREED II : THE ALBUM TRACKLIST pic.twitter.com/p5lvgyXhtr
Revisit the trailer for 'Creed II' below.