Pandering The Black Panther ‘Soundtrack’

Black Panther Soundtrack

Hans Zimmer, he makes a good soundtrack. He worked on the Dark Knight Trilogy. The Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Soundtrack was another good one.

Marvel’s Afro-Centric Fantasy Comic Book Blockbuster went a different route on their soundtrack. The big difference between a “traditional” soundtrack release and The Black Panther Soundtrack is that the songs sold as the Dark Knight Soundtrack and most soundtracks usually are songs from the movie. The actual soundtrack.

The Black Panther Soundtrack release contains only three songs that were in the movie. The Black Panther “Soundtrack” instead relied on basically a “various artists” format and was curated by Trap Star Kendrick Lamar. Even though it only contains the three songs from the movie, it is a commercial and Billboard success. Maybe that’s the way it had to be. These nibbas need to buy, right?

The soundtrack was Overall #1 on Billboard this week to be exact.

Reports are unclear on how many songs are original.

From Billboard:

Black Panther: The Album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, launching with 154,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 15, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 52,000 are in traditional album sales.

The set, which features music from and inspired by the blockbuster Marvel Studios film Black Panther, garners the biggest week for a soundtrack — in terms of total units earned — in a year-and-a-half.

Black Panther: The Album was released on Feb. 9 through Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Records.

 

Billboard said Hip Hop streaming does extremely well. Streaming of Black Panther: The Album soundtrack did very well. Couple that fact with the fact that Black people are almost counting The Black Panther as reparations with one colored girl Tweeting something like if it weren’t for White people Africa would be be like the fictional Black Panther Africa.

Wakanda On High

It seems Hollywood, Disney, Marvel and Interscope definitely found a way to turn identity politics or maybe just Black Identity/New Afro-Centrism and perceived victim-hood into greater profits than just Disney/Marvel’s standard SJW/Cultural Engineering efforts.

There are a few other things here that might be considered by a decent person as exploitative.

What are these songs that presumably young Blacks are downloading? The Soundtrack release is from Interscope Records, home of such upstanding beacons of morals such as The Real Slim Shady and The Beats by Dre, Dre. I doubt they get Blacks to any Wakandan state of mind. Second, the premise of a Black Nationalist Super Kingdom is pure fiction. It no basis in reality, probably ever.

The ideas and hype pushed by the movie may ultimately lead some young negroes to demoralization.

 

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