Kendrick Lamar & Pharrell Drop Their ‘Creed II’ Collaboration ‘The Mantra’

14 November 2018, 12:00

The 'DAMN' rapper has teamed up with chart-topping Williams and executive producer Mike WiLL Made-It for a show-stopping anthem to Michael B. Jordan's upcoming blockbuster.

Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams have unleashed their new collaboration 'The Mantra', taken from the hotly-anticipated 'Creed II' soundtrack.

Produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, who has masterminded the entire album, the track kicks off with 'Happy' hitmaker Pharrell delivering a melodic verse before Kung Fu Kenny comes through with some characteristically animated bars.

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The soundtrack features an eye-watering line-up of Hip-Hop heavyweights including Lil WayneNicki Minaj, Rick Ross, ASAP RockyNas, Vince Staples, YG, Trouble, Gucci Mane, Juicy J, Quavo - even the movie’s star, Tessa Thompson, who features on a track with Gunna.

The star-studded record is expected to drop on November 21st to coincide with the release date of the movie, which stars Michael B. Jordan as boxer Adonis Creed.

The official 'Creed II' soundtrack.
The official 'Creed II' soundtrack. Picture: MGM

"RARE COLLABS , LOUD MIXES , NEW FLOWS , FRESH MELODIES, NEW TEMPO’S , NEW FREQUENCIES REAL MESSAGES IN THE MOST ORGANIC WAY," wrote the album's executive producer Mike WiLL Made-It on Twitter.

"THE SOUNDTRACK / COLLABORATION ALBUM GAME WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AFTER THIS."

Kendrick Lamar produced the soundtrack to Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther', which dropped back in February. The record was equally as star-studded, featuring SZA, Jorja Smith, Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Swae Lee and more.

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