Nigerian Afrobeats singer, Burna Boy on Friday appeared on the original soundtrack of an upcoming American movie titled, ‘Queen and Slim,’ National Sportslink reports.
Burna Boy appeared on a song titled, ‘My Money, My Baby.’ The song which heavily samples a Fela Anikulapo-Kuti classic sits pretty at track 10. It is no news that Burna Boy’s hero and role model is Fela.
Other acts on the 11-track eponymous album are Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, 6lack, Vince Staples, Lauryn Hill and so forth.
National Sportslink learned that the official soundtrack for Queen & Slim has arrived just before the anticipated film is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide later this month.
In partnership with Motown Records, tracklist features an all-star lineup of artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Vince Staples, 6LACK, Syd, Lil Baby, Blood Orange and Burna Boy, among others. Hill’s moving song titled “Guarding The Gates” marks her first musical release in nearly six years.
‘Queen and Slim’ is an upcoming romantic movie thriller that will be released in the United States on November 27, 2019. It stars Danieal Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Chloe Sevigny and more.
According to iTunes, the movie is, “Begins as so many relationships do these days, on Tinder. Queen & Slim is screenwriter Lena Waithe’s first feature-length film.
A modern adaptation of Bonnie and Clyde, Queen & Slim is the directorial film debut of Melina Matsoukas (Insecure) and written by Emmy-award winner Lena Waithe. The thriller stars Academy Award-nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Jodie Turner-Smith as the titular characters who are on the run from the law after a traffic stop goes awry.
“It follows the tumultuous path of a newly acquainted young couple struck by life-altering tragedy and then forced to deal with the fallout as partners. The film’s soundtrack, then, is a wealth of moods and vantage points pertaining to black love in the modern age—or in the case of Queen & Slim, the thoughts and feelings that emerge on the way to it.
“I wanted the soundtrack for Queen & Slim to showcase the historical evolution of Black music, from its roots in blues and soul to modern bounce, hip hop, and R&B – much like we used to see in film soundtracks in the 90s,” stated Matsoukas to Variety.
National Sportslink recalls that earlier in the year, Burna Boy’s song was used on hit American TV series, Billions.