In an interview, Kendrick Lamar stated he and Top Dawg never actually planned on producing the soundtrack to Black Panther. Nevertheless, Black Panther The Album is a very solid project. Kendrick is on nearly every track, sometimes with a more prominent role, and sometimes carrying only a refrain. The first half features the bulk of Kendrick’s contributions. ‘Black Panther’, the first track, is paranoid and urgent. One of the central themes of the project, the King, is introduced in this song.