One of many things fans have come to love about Marvel's Black Panther is its music,. Given how much people have taken to the film as a whole, it should come as no surprise that someone should make his mixtape for it as well.
Combining music from Outkast with samples of Kendrick Lamar's assortment of artists for Black Panther's soundtrack and Ludwig Gorranson's drum-heavy score, DJ/producer J. Period has created the Wakanda ForeverEver mixtape. It'll release to the public on Friday with 14 tracks, the last of which is exclusive for those downloading the entire album, and features Black Panther actor Sterling K. Brown. To get fans excited for the album, J. Period has released an advance stream on Soundcloud.
J. Period, who worked on last year's Hamilton Mixtape, said his latest effort will "explore the roots of hip hop in the African drum, themes of empowerment and identity, and the musical intersections between the Afro-futuristic world of Black Panther and intergalactic funk of Outkast." This weekend, he'll play at an Outkast brunch in New York City, where the mixtape will be featured during his performance.
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Winston Duke as M’Baku and Forest Whitaker as Zuri. Still in theaters worldwide, the film arrives Mays 8 for digital and 4K UHD release, and May 15 on Blu-ray and DVD.