Grammy Award winning Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album, is a star-studded collaborative album that supports the feature film, Judas and the Black Messiah. Executively produced by Hit-Boy and with appearances from Jay-Z, Nipsey Hussle, A$AP Rocky, Rakim, H.E.R., Nardo Wick, and Polo G, the soundtrack gives an exemplary nod to both legendary, current, and rising artists. Based in Chicago highlighting the story of Fred Hampton it also masterfully incorporates some of Chicago’s most prominent stars such as G Herbo, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Lil Durk to name a few.
Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album peaked at number 1 on Billboard’s U.S. Soundtrack Albums and number 12 on Billboard 200 chart. It also earned nominations from Black Reel Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and NAACP Awards. Individual tracks that captured critical acclaim are “What It Feels Like” by Nipsey Hussle and Jay-Z, which won the Impact Track and the Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse categories at the BET Hip Hop Awards. While “Fight For You” by H.E.R. won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
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