Marvel's Black Panther (Feb. 16) is gearing up to destroy the box fice. The movie that follows the adventures T'Challa (aka Black Panther) and his return to his native African home Wakanda to take his proper title as king has already earned an early, unprecedented 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. You'll have to wait another week to see the movie that some people are already calling one the greatest super hero adventures all time.
But as Friday (Feb. 9) you could get hyped with Black Panther: The Album, a superstar collection that has gotten equally five-star reviews from fans online thanks to a title track from co-producer Kendrick Lamar, as well as a killer Lamar/SZA collabo "All the Stars," and songs featuring Khalid, 2 Chainz, Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, The Weeknd, Travis Scott and Future. Oh and Mozzy. Why single out Mozzy?
Funny story; turns out the 30 year-old Sacramento rapper born Timothy Patterson who's released around six projects a year since 2015 is also on another album that just dropped called Black Panther, which appears to have absolutely nothing to do with Wakanda or superheroes.
Searching for the movie-related soundtrack on Spotify on Friday (Feb. 9), Billboard noticed that the first album that came up was a brand-new compilation from Sacramento's Black Market Records featuring Mozzy's "Til They Smoke Me," plus songs you've probably never heard by artists like Lil Darrio, Daddy Andre, First Class, Immaloser and Lil Neek.
The situation definitely caused some confusion.
Black Market Records did it with this one. The Capital City Showdown! The Black Panther soundtrack featuring... https://t.co/7CK3c3YPib— Amir MC Spice Shakir (@AmirQShakir) January 22, 2018
Why is there a fake Black Panther album, with a stolen logo and all, that is allowed to exist on streaming platforms? We all know the real one involves @kendricklamar and has 14 tracks. I’ve never heard Black Market Records or any these artists. @Interscope pic.twitter.com/O07WZUdQtA— Nick J. Lehrling-- (@nicklehrling) February 3, 2018
At press time Billboard could not reach anyone from the home Gatormann, Hanabal, Pharoah Davinci and Noni Blanco for comment on how this overlap happened; a spokesperson for Lamar and Top Dawg could also not be reached for comment, and a spokesperson for Mozzy said he had no comment.