AceShowbiz - Kendrick Lamar has treated fans to a music video for another soundtrack to "Black Panther" ahead of the movie's release. Following "All the Stars" featuring SZA, the rapper unveiled visuals for "King's Dead", which is his collaboration with Future and Jay Rock, on February 15.
Directed by Dave Fave and Jack Beggert, the clip opens with Kendrick donning a fire-red puffer jacket while relaxing in a palm tree. The scene then changes to show the trio minding their own business in an office where employees frantically run around.
The clip takes a turn for the worst when Kendrick attempts to sell drugs to an unknown man and ends up fighting with the man, whom he eventually shoots. Towards the end of the visuals, Kendrick spits his line while being surrounded by speeding cars. "Not your baby, not your equal/ Not the title y'all want me under," he raps. "All hail King Killmonger".
"King's Dead" is the second single off the soundtrack to "Black Panther" and the lead single off Jay's forthcoming album, which still doesn't have a title. In an interview with L.A. Lakers, Jay spoke on how the record came about, explaining that Kendrick approached him first when Jay was in the studio.
"He was like, 'Man, you want in on this 'Black Panther' project?' " he recalled. "So I'm like 'What? What you talkin' bout? You putting on some revolutionary s**t.' But nah, he started laughing and s**t, he was like 'Nah Nah,' he was like, 'You know, Marvel. You know the movie 'Black Panther'.' I was like 'Oh ok' you know, I was like yeah, he played the beat, he had the hook and I just did my thang and he was like 'Boy shh' you nah mean and it was history after that."
The soundtrack album was released on February 9. Meanwhile, "Black Panther" is set to hit theaters across the nation on February 16.