"The Birth Of A Nation: The Inspired Album" Drops

Soundtrack features all new exclusive material
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Soundtrack features all new exclusive material

The most anticipated film The Birth of A Nation's soundtrack just released, featuring 16 tracks by artists such as Nas, Lil Wayen, Trey Songz, Gucci Mane, Pusha T, Meek Mill, Wale, Ne-Yo, The Game, 2 Chainz, K. Michelle, Leon Bridges and more.

The film's writer, director and star Nate Parker wanted to use the album to "bridge the gap between 1831 and 2016 in a way that would allow young people to connect to Nat Turner's legacy.

“By curating a group of the best contemporary artists to sonically express their feelings of the film,” he says, “the hope was fans would recognize the connection and be curious to know more. (Atlantic Records Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) Craig Kallman, Kevin Weaver (Atlantic Records President of Film & Television) and I spoke with the artists, offering them a platform to address issues they otherwise may never have had the path to address. I believe what has emerged is a series of honest, unfiltered feelings regarding where we were, where we are, and where we ultimately could be with the right collective disposition. I honestly couldn't be more excited to share their Nat Turner-inspired feelings and truths with the world.”

Tracklist
1. Go Tell 'Em - Vic Mensa

2. Black Moses - Meek Mill, Pusha T feat. Priscilla Renea

3. Whip & A Chain - 2 Chainz

4. Oh Lord - Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne

5. On My Own - Lecrae and Leon Bridges

6. Raise Hell - Sir The Baptist feat. Killer Mike and ChuchPeople

7. Bloodline - Georgia Ku

8. Stand - Trey Songz

9. Queen - Ne-Yo

10. Live Forever - Wale and Anthony Hamilton

11. The Icarus - KAMAU

12. Sins Of Our Fathers - The Game and Marsha Ambrosius

13. Firebird - Marko Penn and Janine

14. Forward - K. Michelle

15. War - Nas feat. Raye

16. Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray - Wiley College Choir