Kendrick Lamar And Pharrell Bring The Fight On ‘Creed II’ Collab ‘The Mantra’

Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell have joined forces to deliver a knockout with “Creed II” song “The Mantra”.

The track, produced by Mike WiLL Made-It, will feature on the upcoming sequel’s soundtrack, which is set for release on November 21, the same day the movie hits theatres.

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Mike WiLL Made-It is handling executive producer duties on the soundtrack, which will also include Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Bon Iver, A$AP Rocky, and Nas. Earlier this month, the super-producer dropped the album’s first track, “Kill ‘Em With Success”, featuring Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz and Eearz.

“The Mantra” brings a more chilled vibe than the aggression on “Kill ‘Em With Success”. Pharrell carries the majority of the track, delivering a smooth verse and addictive chorus before Lamar switches things up with a rapid-fire verse of impressive wordplay and incredible flows.

“Creed II” is a sequel to 2015’s “Creed” — a spinoff of the “Rocky” films — starring Michael B. Jordan as light heavyweight boxer Adonis “Creed” Johnson. The first movie was a huge success and earned Sylvester Stallone a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Academy Awards.

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The sequel will see Creed, under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, facing off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago, whom Rocky fought in “Rocky IV”.

 

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