No shade to what Ludwig Göransson has done in the world of scoring films, but the Kendrick Lamar-led Black Panther: The Album is what one thinks about when they remember the music from Marvel’s blockbuster film Black Panther. The TDE camp is all over this project, be it Kendrick Lamar’s presence on damn near every song or the inclusion of ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, SZA, and others making their appearances throughout. Songs like “All the Stars,” “King’s Dead,” and the K Dot/Weeknd collab “Pray For Me” were certified hits, but you also got hidden gems like the SOB X RBE track “Paramedic!” and the Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, and James Blake party “Bloody Waters.” Thoro album all around, helping solidify the stranglehold TDE has on the game, as well as what Kendrick can do when he’s that influenced by some material. —khal