Fox Searchlight Pictures will bring you this inspirational movie piece titled ‘The Birth of a Nation’ directed by Nate Parker (directorial debut) who will also play the lead role of ‘Nat Turner’, an African American slave who lead a rebellion against the oppression in Southampton City, Virginia in 1831. The synopsis of the movie as per Wikipedia is as follows;
Nat Turner, as a child, is taught to read so he can study the Bible, and be a preacher to fellow slaves. When Turner’s master takes him across the country on a preaching tour to profit from his preaching, Turner begins to see the scope of slavery, and decides to become a different leader.
‘The Birth of a Nation’ will be released in USA on October 7, 2016.
It is going to be an inspirational and eye-opening movie for sure, but we are more interested in it’s soundtrack, which is filled with A-list artists. Check out the album cover below and you can get an idea.
Listen to “Forward” by K. Michelle from ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Soundtrack
Full track list of the album has been revealed on iTunes and take a look at that impressive line up.
1. Go Tell ‘Em – Vic Mensa
2. Black Moses (feat. Priscilla Renea) – Meek Mill & Pusha T
3. Whip & a Chain – 2 Chainz
4. Oh Lord – Gucci Mane & Lil Wayne
5. On My Own – Lecrae & Leon Bridges
6.Raise Hell (feat. Killer Mike and ChuchPeople) -Sir The Baptist
7. Bloodline – Georgia Ku
8. Stand – Trey Songz
9. Queen – Ne-Yo
10. Live Forever – Wale & Anthony Hamilton
11. The Icarus – KAMAU
12. Sins of Our Fathers – The Game & Marsha Ambrosius
13. Firebird – Marko Penn & Janine
14. Forward – K. Michelle
15. War – Nas (feat. Raye)
16. Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray – Wiley College Choir
I couldn’t pinpoint which track and artists I’m more excited for, but I will be keeping an eye out for Ne-Yo, Nas, Lacrae and Vic Mensa.
The full album released today (Sept 30, 2016) and this tracklist has certainly pulled some attention towards the movie.
Do but the album and support the artists and make sure to comment your favorite track from the album.