Black Panther: The Album is the latest album to get the Slopped Not Chopped treatment from legendary Houston DJ collective the Chopstars.
OG Ron C and DJ Candlestick's new object of affection was originally produced by Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith. It ended up being a critically-acclaimed success with star-studded features including SZA, Future, 2 Chainz, Schoolboy Q, Anderson .Paak, the Weeknd, and more. The album also landed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 list and is likely to reclaim it for a second week.
But no project is above the honor of getting its sound changed up by the mixmasters, especially since this is far from the first time that the collective remixed a track in relation to a film. Back in 2016, DJ Candlestick collaborated with Barry Jenkins for an epic rendition of Jidenna's "Classic Man" that was featured in the Academy Award–winning Moonlight. The Chopstars also put their spin on Jay-Z's 4:44, Beyonce's Lemonade, Drake's Views and Solange's A Seat at the Table.
"It's about the energy that the project gives me," said DJ Candlestick in an interview with The Fader after his work on Moonlight. "Like if it reminds me of a certain song, or if they straight up use the sample of a song, I wanna expose the sample. Just to inform the younger listeners to where it came from. I go off the energy of the music."
Stream the chopped and screwed remix of Black Panther: The Album below.