Black Panther: The Album has received critical acclaim since its release. The letter also claims that the team responsible for the music video approached Viktor twice about using her work -- permission that she declined to give. "And at the same time they're stealing from African artists". So, when the video was released, she was surprised to see her gold patterned style closely duplicated in a 19-second scene. The Times article notes that the video's directors will likely build their case around the argument that the images used in the video are not exact duplicates of Viktor's work. Viktor was prepared to consider participating, but ultimately found the financial and artistic terms unacceptable, which ended further discussions.
After dropping on February 9th, Black Panther: The Album has surpassed the popular soundtrack of The Greatest Showman to become the number one album on the music service. "It's outrageous that they're taking advantage of her".
"We were not interested in giving exclusivity for promotion of a campaign", Ibrahim said in an interview.
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The Black Panther soundtrack album has been met with critical praise and has now skyrocketed to the top of the iTunes charts.
Tribal rhythms, tropical house and throbbing R&B pulse throughout the 14-song, 50-minute album, which boasts reliable guest spots from Lamar's TDE labelmates SZA (on nondescript yet catchy lead single All the Stars) and Schoolboy Q (the hard-hitting X with 2 Chainz).
"Cultural appropriation is something that continually happens to African-American artists, and I want to make a stand", she added.