• It's a TDE family affair.

    While we love everyone on TDE's roster, a TDE album doesn't necessarily mean you're getting TDE collabs. There were exactly zero TDE features on Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. and both Schoolboy Q's Blank Face and SZA's Ctrl. only had two. It's not a problem—the choice allows each TDE member to shine on their own albums. But it does leave us in short supply when it comes to TDE posse cuts. 

    Thankfully, the Black Panther soundtrack is a family affair—aside from the Kendrick/SZA single "All The Stars," Schoolboy Q has a gnarly verse on "X," Ab-Soul bounces off Sounwave and Kendrick production on "Bloody Waters," and Jay Rock has the best verse on "King's Dead." All that's missing are the new faces (Isaiah Rashad, SiR, and Lance Skiiiwalker). Still, we'll take it—the album has the undeniable feel of a TDE release: gritty, aggressive, musically experimental, and addictive in a number of different levels.