After teasing a new song from the Black Panther soundtrack at the end his "LOVE." video, Kendrick Lamar has dropped the track, "All The Stars," which features his TDE label mate, SZA.
Arguably, the two dominated music last year— Kendrick with the release his critically acclaimed record, DAMN., and SZA with the release her celebrated debut, CTRL. Both albums have landed at the top various "best " lists, and are up for numerous Grammy nominations at this year's ceremony.
Kendrick is on point lyrically, as per usual, dismissing false promises stardom.
"Tell me what you gonna do to me/Confrontation ain't nothin' new to me/You can bring a bullet bring a sword bring morgue/But you can't bring the truth to me/F— you and all your expectations/I don't need and want all your congratulations/I recognize your false confidence
And calculated promises all in your conversations," he raps on the first verse.
SZA handles hook duties: "Cause maybe the night and my dream'll let me know/All the stars closer, all the stars closer, all the stars closer," she croons.
Kendrick will be performing in Atlanta during the NCAA championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs, and that's also when the anticipated final trailer for Black Panther will air. The film is set to be released on Feb. 16.
Listen to Kendrick and SZA's "All the Stars" below.
25 Best Rap Albums 2017