Two of TDE's biggest artists of 2017, Kendrick Lamar and SZA, have once again joined forces for a hypnotic, yet stadium-friendly track. "All The Stars" arrives courtesy of the Black Panther soundtrack, which is being reportedly curated and produced by Lamar himself. In a statement courtesy of The Verge, Kendrick Lamar praises the film and its musical direction:
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director. The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”
The album's first offering captures a blend of worlds, melding hazy pitch corrected vocals with sublime string arrangements. SZA's vocals shine over the track's orchestral latter half, while Kendrick continues to drop wisdom beyond his years, proclaiming "A small percentage whom I'm building with / I want the credit if I'm losing or I'm winning, on my mama that's the realest shit."
Corrupted man's heart with a gift
That's how you find out who you dealin' with
A small percentage whom I'm building with
I want the credit if I'm losing or I'm winning
On my momma that's the realest shit