Kendrick Lamar, Future and Jay Rock Sit in Office Mayhem in “King’s Dead” Video
A standout track from the Black Panther: The Album soundtrack, the Dave Free-directed visual is one of the more creative hip-hop videos of the year so far. "King's Dead" kicks off with a shot of K. Dot sitting high up in a palm tree while eating corn on the cob.
The visuals then switch to Kendrick, Future and Jay Rock in a hectic office before switching back to Jay Rock in the palm tree. The video is full of quick cuts and zoom-out shots of the rappers, who can be seen in barber shops and atop tall buildings.
Then just as the beat changes, the visuals move to a back alley deal gone wrong, as we see Kendrick fighting on a dimly lit street. Just as the rapper is able to escape, the video switches to K. Dot rapping from the middle of an intersection while cars go speeding past him.
Released on Feb. 9, Black Panther: The Album features some of hip-hop's biggest names like 2 Chainz, The Weeknd and Travis Scott, as well as newcomers such as Khalid, Zacari and SOB x RBE.
Kendrick, who makes a number of uncredited appearances on the album also produced the project. "The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture," he said. "I'm truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan [Coogler] and Marvel's vision."
Check out the "King's Dead" video below.
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