Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar dropped the first single, "All The Stars", off the Black Panther soundtrack album on Tuesday. The video opens with Kendrick gliding in a boat over a computer-generated sea of hands waving to and fro.

Singer SZA performs the hook among a star formation in a distant galaxy. The visuals in this Dave Meyers-directed music video are stunning.

Other artists featured on the soundtrack include 2 Chainz, Khalid, ScHoolboy Q, Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee, and more. The soundtrack drops February 9. Black Panther opens in theaters everywhere on February 16.

 

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  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    The song...the video...Awesome Goodness!

  • Kay Gee

    I like it...I like the song too!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Not feeling the song but the visual is dope.

    P.S. I don't know what Sza is saying. All the stars are close or all the stars are gold...?????

  • Renee26

    I like it! 4.5 stars from me only because the hands were kinda creepy

  • Kayke

    I don't like videos that show they obviously weren't even on set together, so they're aren't in any scenes together.
    This seems more like SZA ft Kendrick aka not a good song.
    I like Sandra's rating.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Good night Roses!
    Take care of each other.

  • Ryan

    The song's OK but I'm really feeling the video.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Let me tell you something, Kendrick is so sexy. I would screw him so fast one good time and not tell not one soul on earth. thank you and the end

  • OvertheMississippi

    ???

  • Woke Woke Woke Woke Woke

    Hasn’t Sandra Rose ever graded a Black musician with four or five roses (and how often)?

  • Rayne

    That’s a hot ? beat!!

  • Bonsai

    The video is ALL THAT!!!!

  • Sid

    LOVE the song, love the video. Love both of them as artists.

  • taurus_32

    I had to go to amazon music to figure it out but it’s all the stars are closer ?

  • BlahBlahBlah

    Insta thottie on page 1 regarding "light skinned baller" family man said the same thing... about to drop that heat for the feddi wap

  • Dane

    Definitely better than 2 roses. I could've done without SZA. I don't get her appeal but I don't have a lot of fave female singers.

    It is visually stunning & Mr. Lamar is one of the very, very few new artists I like. I wasn't feeling his muffled part, though. Overall, I think winner.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Being groomed to be a Kanye replacement-

    This song is a good message coinciding with Rapper Speeches comment about the Roc Nation Grammy Party Photograph and the artist pictured there in

    MESSAGE!

  • nick c

    Thats like every video now its odd but its convenient for the artists.

  • nick c

    This review needs to be corrected Sandra...4 or 5 roses.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    The video is dope but I don’t really care for the song.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Its good to see a project green lighted that shows positive imagery of people of African descent.

    Not JUST positive.....UPLIFTING representing regalness, royalty- black beauty strength . Its saying be proud of your heritage-let the light from that heritage reflect in you and who you are and everything you do.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Its good to see a project green lighted that shows positive imagery of people of African descent.

    Not JUST positive.....UPLIFTING representing regalness, royalty- black beauty strength . Its saying be proud of your heritage-let the light from that heritage reflect in you and who you are and everything you do.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8736bdee21ef9647670651a8e153aa1361140f6462e36af202760afb5f78b354.jpg

  • Kanyade

    beautiful visuals. choppy editing.

  • INDUSTRY GURU
  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Bresha Meadows is free.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Not I. I don't care about his family...imma shut up because I'm not about to lose my family.

  • dontgetblocked

    Nice video!

  • Wreckognize Game

    I feel like this about Wale.

  • Sid

    Y’all be careful watching this movie on the day it’s released. The jealous and obsessed would love to do a mass shooting in a threate with a film like Black Panther being premiered. I’ll be in theatres the following week can’t stand people and they loud arse smacking on popcorn.

  • Dystaney Kimble

    This was exactly my thought

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile the visuals chile..... Yassss gawd hunty ???? 111 ....... ?

  • Dystaney Kimble

    Have you listened to her album ? Broken clocks and Garden sounds pretty good . Really talented young lady

  • V Dubb

    Love this song...

  • ?Royalty?

    Already in my playlist???

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I like the video but luke warm on the song. I have to see the movie and see if the music fits in. I was expecting a little more "native" African music....LOL.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    WHO are those other folks on the album/CD? Never heard of them.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Alright I listened and saw the video. 5 stars. If you didn't pay attention to Kendrick's lyrics then go back and really listen again. He gives me hope for rap. Much better than the money, cars , cash hoes rappers who can't spell half the shitt they mumbling.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Kendrick looked UP to those Queens.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Stunning video

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Fukk the devil on the 15th. I'll be at the pre-premiere event. I WILL SUPPORT THIS BLACK MOVIE B.A.M.N.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Beautiful .... Love the song too

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    fukk the devil ! Say it wit yo chest ....

  • Julia Lyons

    Superb song...superb video! Pure perfection!

    #BlackExcellence

  • Unhappy American

    Good looking out ? you're speaking REAL FACTS

  • kekeb

    Sandra give pretty much everything two roses. Who gets 5 roses?

  • what?why

    Artistically it is phenomenal, that's all I got.

  • justlooking

    CHUCKLES!

  • NicoleZee

    What in all the hell??? Kendrick looks like he doesn't bathe. I don't get the appeal of men who look unkempt and unclean like Kendrick and Fetty Wap, but to each their very own. Boris Kodjoe is more my speed, too bad he's married. Damn! He looks like he smells good and probably wears expensive cologne :)! I wish there were more handsome men around, they are few and far between :(.

  • MookieFly

    Tiny and whatever Xcape conjures up

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Boris looks like we would be fighting for mirror time. I don't have time for him speaking French and being disconnected from real black culture. Kendrick doesn't look dirty to me. He looks like a strong black man with a story to tell. But I completely respect to each their own.

  • NicoleZee

    Boris looks like we would be fighting for mirror time.

    LOL!! I've heard a lot of women say they wouldn't want a man more attractive than them. I just find handsome men very sexy, but probably a bit challenging to be with, they're used to being told "yes" for everything, so once they hear the word "no", they are in disbelief if a woman rejects them. Been there, done that. I still appreciate good looking men with great hygiene. Good hygiene and a neat appearance are a turn on for me. Call me weird, but I love a man that shaves, keeps his hair cut, bathes 1-2 times DAILY, and wears good smelling cologne :)!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Oh yes, my husband is clean cut like that, but I'm not in to light skin dudes at all. Its just preference. I think Kendrick looks clean but with a sexy rough around the edges stance. Again, I would just want to screw him one good time. Pretty boys don't turn me on. I don't think they can take over in bed like I need a man to. It's all mental because they look soft to me. I do like Boris and Nicole together though. I bet his hands are soft. Gross! Lol

  • JENNYJONES1

    I LIKE HER VOCAL TONE BUT HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING WHAT SHE IS SAYING HALF OF THE TIME. I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT BUCKWHEAT'S VOICE POPS IN MY HEAD WHEN I HEAR HER. LOL!!!!...........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    UMM OHHHH KAY..... I LOVE THE SONG EVENTHOUGH I DON'T UNDERSTAND SZA IN MOST OF IT OR KENDRICK TOO MUCH EITHER. THE VIDEO IS OK FOR ME. I THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE MORE OF THE MOVIE SCENES, ACTORS OR ATLEAST REFERENCES IN IT. LOVE ALL OF THE CHOCOLATE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE..........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • NicoleZee

    Soft hands?! LOL! You know something, I've never really had a preference as far as mates go when it comes to skin color or race. I've dated all types of guys, different races, different shades. I just prefer a clean looking guy with great hygiene and good health, he doesn't have to be handsome, just at least cute or average in some way. Handsome is hard to come by. But like you were saying I have heard a lot of women say they hate pretty boys too. Well, a handsome man can still be a nice person hopefully. Maybe some of them are not so caught up in their looks. Whenever I've dated less attractive guys, I tend to lose interest and get tired of looking at them. I just can't with the weird or gross faces, bad teeth, weird nostrils, weird shaped head, not for me! Yuck!

  • mrsj914

    I love the song but had to look up the lyrics for SZA's part, i couldn't understand what she is singing.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Morning Yall!
    Please pray for my Marine! He was injured on an op. and tore his Patella Tendon and may require surgery.

  • Rayne

    On point! I just said this.

  • Renee26

    Praying!

  • Renee26

    Rita Ora

  • IamAllnatural

    I can’t see anything sexy about a short man, he looks around 5’6”. I like them tall & dark chocolate, and strong enough to pick me up.

  • Renee26

    Sad, i hope she goes on to live a productive life. Her mother should have been the one to to protect them...that's a heavy burden for a child to carry

  • IamAllnatural

    Although I can hardly understand Sza, it’s still a nice song & video, definitely different from the norm right now. I love to see beautiful black people not trying to look European. I can’t wait for the movie to come out, it’s going to be another reason for them to hate us. I ?? being black!

  • Vonn

    Praying for your Marine.

  • Yoni7

    I often wonder if people still have this type of art hanging in their homes.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you Vonn

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you Renee

  • SpillyNillie

    Prayers up!

  • Yoni7

    I like it.

  • Yoni7

    Wishing him a speedy healing.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you Yoni

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thanks Spilly

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree vocals are on point but for some reason when she sings its takes me 2 seconds to process what she is saying which takes me offbeat with the songs she's in idk she whisper sings too much...

  • JRock

    Have never followed his music but he appears to be very talented.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Love Kendrick & SZA the song is dope however I thought she was saying "All the stars are kosher" smh. Everytime she sings its like im processing her words with a two second delay smh...

  • Solstice

    Oh man!! Praying ?? for healing!!

  • Solstice

    LOLOLOL!! Exact same thing I said! ?

  • Trace da Ace

    loooveee this song....thats all

  • Libra80sBaby

    SZA overrated...that's all I got.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Really hot songs get 5 stars. The imagery is beautiful but the song is lame. I'm not surprised that young people who listen to music through their iPhones don't know quality music when they hear it. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    All the time. Try and read the blog more often.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Let me guess? You're 20, and you've never seen a CD player in your life?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hon. I can tell you are a music connoisseur. ?

  • Coffee1st

    I'm doing a Tuesday matinee in about 2 wks

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I hope he does the NFL Half-time show in 2019.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you Solstice!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I've been saying that for a while now

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Love the video......the song is just ok

  • Dane

    LOL Maybe that's it. You're right, she does have a nice tone but something's just off for me.

  • Dane

    I haven't listened to her whole album so my opinion is just based on her appearances with Kendrick Lamar and other small things I've seen. Just with those, it hasn't made me want to buy the whole thing.

  • Dane

    They're not in this video. I haven't heard the soundtrack for the movies yet. 2 Chainz is the only one I'm familiar with. I'm hoping that if their songs are featured in the movie, it won't detract from it.

  • Scorpiess

    Thumbs up from me. Imagine this playing in the movie.

  • interestingconcept1

    Song is MEH. Video is FIRE. Lol at folks who wondering why Sza didn't win an award.

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Loll I thought she was saying All the Stars In Goshen

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Kendrick Lamar is a coon... I can't believe black people still support him after he said "black people, don't respect themselves' after Mike Brown was killed by the police. yall are lost souls... I will never support a coon

  • QuefortheT

    I love SZA but couldn't they have hired a choreographer or something.... Watching her dance made me cringe. But I love the video though it was beautiful colors of the chocolate rainbow...

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Ha! That's true. What will happen is this song will play during a key part of the movie that draws up emotion. Sales will go crazy.... LOL

  • IBJuliet

    And I thought it was just me who felt this way.

  • interestingconcept1

    nope! Talent these days, ...you don't need much.

  • interestingconcept1

    I had the same thought, which is why my babies will not be there on premiere night. They can see it later, I will wait for Amazon Video, lol.