Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Future drop their Wolf of Wall street influenced video for “King’s Dead.” The song, which also features James Blake, appears on the recently released Black Panther: The Album, which Lamar curated alongside Top Dawg Entertainment’s Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.
The visual is of course directed by none other than Dave Free and Jack Begert, the new clip finds the rappers chilling out in tall palm trees and also rapping on top of skyscrapers. In between the clips of Kenny and Jay Rock in palm trees, we see them get their Jordan Belfort on, climbing the corporate ladder in a chaotic trader-styled office. But as the music and beat take on a more sinister vibe, so does the video, which depicts a dark alley money exchange that leads to a physical confrontation.
The “King’s Dead” video follows the release of Lamar’s “All the Stars” video featuring SZA and “Pray for Me” with the Weeknd, both of which appear on the Black Panther soundtrack. Black Panther debuted in theaters on Friday (2/16/18) and is projected to bring in $210 mil over the holiday weekend.