Tuesday night February 9th 2021, LeBron James posted to social media a preview of the highly anticipated Nipsey Hussle and Jay-Z track “What It Feels Like,” which will be featured on the soundtrack to the Shaka King-directed film Judas and the Black Messiah.
LeBron’s preview of the record sees Jay-Z mentioning Drake and OVO producer Noah “40” Shebib. “Scorpion bricks, way before Aubrey’s double disc/.40 on my lap, clap, sound like 40 did the mix,” he raps.
“What It Feels Like” is the first time both Jay-Z and Nipsey have been on a track together. Play LeBron’s preview below via @cmplxambition repost of @kingjames
The soundtrack for the film, which was executive produced by Hit-Boy, Dash Sherrod, Ryan Coolger, and Archie Davis, features appearances by Polo G, Saba, Smino, Rapsody, Pooh Shiesty, Kiana Ledé, Black Thought, Nas, Bump J, G Herbo, and others.
The movie stars Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield as William O’Neal. Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Martin Sheen, Ashton Sanders, Jermaine Fowler, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Lil Rel Howery, Algee Smith, are also in the film.
“What It Feels Like,” along with the full soundtrack Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album, will be available on Friday, February 12. Judas and the Black Messiah the movie will also be released to HBO Max and movie theaters on the same day.