This last year has transitioned hip-hop and Marvel Comics’ fling into a full-blown marriage. From the crossovers of rap album and comic book covers to Marvel shows and movies containing hip-hop in a bunch trailers (Luke Cage and Deadpool, just to name a few), the two entities have taken each others’ hands for the near future.
Last week, Issue #4 dropped to the masses, and Marvel returns with a video recap narrated by Coates and soundtracked by Kweku Collins‘ “Kings,” which landed on his Say It Here, While It’s Safe EP from 2015.
The editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, Axel Alonso, told Pitchfork, who premiered the recap, “Kweku Collins’ ‘Kings’ was a seamless fit for a soundtrack that cuts a swath through all the shades of Hip-Hop. The atmospheric backbeat perfectly reflects the moment: For T’Challa, it’s gut-check time.”
Check out the recap below, and download Collins’ most recent project, Nat Love.