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King's Dead
"King's Dead"
Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake - King's Dead.jpg
Single by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake
from the album Black Panther: The Album and Redemption
ReleasedJanuary 11, 2018 (2018-01-11)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:50
Label
Jay Rock singles chronology
"90059"
(2015)
"King's Dead"
(2018)
"Win"
(2018)
Kendrick Lamar singles chronology
"Don't Don't Do It"
(2018)
"King's Dead"
(2018)
"Pray for Me"
(2018)
Future singles chronology
"Bum Bum Tam Tam (Remix)"
(2017)
"King's Dead"
(2018)
"Faded Love"
(2018)
James Blake singles chronology
"Vincent"
(2017)
"King's Dead"
(2018)
"If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead"
(2018)
Music video
"King's Dead" on YouTube

"King's Dead" is a song by American rappers Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and Future with British singer James Blake from the soundtrack album of the Marvel Studios superhero film Black Panther and Jay Rock's third studio album Redemption. It was released by Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records on January 11, 2018 as both the soundtrack's second single and as the lead single from Redemption.[2][3] The song is Jay Rock's first single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] The song, along with "Bubblin" by Anderson Paak, won Best Rap Performance, and was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

Reception

Briana Younger of Pitchfork gave the song a positive review, calling the song "fun and swaggering".[5]

Music video

The music video for the song was released to Rock's Vevo channel on YouTube on February 15, 2018. It was directed by Dave Free and Jack Begert.[6]

Remix

On March 8, 2018, American rappers Joey Badass and XXXTentacion released a remix of the song.[7]

Personnel

Credits adapted from digital booklet.[8][better source needed]

Performers

Technical

  • Matt Schaeffer - record engineering, mix engineering
  • Mike Bozzi - master engineering
  • Eric Manco - record engineering

Production

Charts

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[25] 2× Platinum 160,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[26] 3× Platinum 3,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Format Label(s) Ref.
Worldwide January 11, 2018 [27]
United States January 30, 2018 Rhythmic contemporary [28]

Notes

References

  1. ^ "New Music by @jayrock x @kendricklamar x @future x @jamesblake "King Dead" (Prod.By ..." Instagram. Retrieved 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake Debut 'King's Dead'". NPR. January 12, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Puckett, Lily (January 11, 2018). "Jay Rock shares new song "King's Dead," featuring Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake". The Fader. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Zellner, Xander (January 24, 2018). "Jay Rock Scores First Hot 100 Entry With Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake Collab 'King's Dead'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Younger, Briana (January 12, 2018). ""King's Dead" [ft. Kendrick Lamar, Future, & James Blake] by Jay Rock Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ William Cowen, Trace (February 16, 2018). "Here's the Video for Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake's "King's Dead"". Complex. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Joey Bada$$ and XXXTentacion link for "Kings Dead" remix". Elevatormag.com. March 8, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Various Artists - Black Panther: The Album [Booklet]". Genius. Archived from the original on 2018-02-09. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Ryan, Gavin (February 24, 2018). "Australian Charts: Drake 'God's Plan' Stays At No 1". Noise11. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Jay Rock Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Greece Official IFPI Charts Digital Singles Chart: Feb 5, 2018". IFPI Charts. Archived from the original on 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Irish-charts.com - Discography Jay Rock". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Dutch Single Tip - 24/02/2018" (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 22, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com - Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake - King's Dead". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker - Vecka 7, 16 februari 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  18. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "Jay Rock Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "Jay Rock Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "Jay Rock Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  22. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 - Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  23. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  24. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved 2019.
  25. ^ "Canadian single certifications - Jay Rock - King's Dead". Music Canada. Retrieved 2018.
  26. ^ "American single certifications - Jay Rock - King's Dead". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2018.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.
  27. ^ "King's Dead". iTunes. Retrieved 2018.
  28. ^ "Top 40/R Future Releases". Archived from the original on January 24, 2018. Retrieved 2018.

External links


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