Warning: Black Panther spoilers ahead.
Turn up the speakers and look out for it on iTunes, because BossLogic’s latest Black Panther artwork imagines Ulysses Klaue’s mixtape album in all its glory.
Remembering Ryan Coolger’s box office smash, audiences saw the return of Andy Serkis’ Klaue from 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Sporting a snazzy new bionic arm and his own entourage of thugs, Klaue added much of the comedy to the first-half of the movie. However, one scene stuck out as he came face-to-face with Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross. When Klaue and his heavies stormed a Busan nightclub, Ross said they looked their own rock band. The villainous gangster chuckled and promised to send over a link to his SoundCloud, which has somehow started Klaue fever on the music scene.
Since then, we’ve been imagining what tracks would even feature on Klaue’s foray into the music charts. Serkis himself even said what he would include on Klaue’s mixtape, but now popular fan artist BossLogic has done the work for us:
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) February 27, 2018
Titled Blueprints To Wakanda, it seems like an eclectic mix that fits in with Black Panther‘s experimental hip-hop vibe of Black Panther: The Album. Considering that Klaue gave us his own rendition of Haddaway’s “What Is Love?”, there is no surprise that it makes an appearance. As for the rest of the album, it looks Kalue has teamed up with Kendrick Lamar for something to accompany the official movie soundtrack. There is “Whach’Ya Know Bout Wakanda” feat. Erik Killmonger and Kendrick Lamar, “Vibranium Chain Swang” feat. 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, “Only I Know” feat. Drake, “Like a Leaf Blower” feat. Snoop Dogg, and “Return of the Klaw” feat. Mark Morrison.
BossLogic is usually known for depicting fan castings like Leonardo DiCaprio as Joker and Josh Gad as Penguin, so this is something a little more out there. However, you can easily imagine Blueprints To Wakanda sitting alongside Lamar’s album in any good retailer. Notice that the album cover features Klaue’s bionic arm holding a microphone, meaning it came before T’Challa ripped it off in South Korea.
However, with Klaue being murdered by Killmonger as a tool to get himself into Wakanda, fans can only expect a posthumous release of the villain’s mixtape. Sadly, Blueprints To Wakanda looks like it could be a one-off addition to the MCU music back catalog. What was probably considered as nothing more than a cutaway gag has had something of a profound effect on fans, with some actually calling for Marvel to release a Klaue mixtape. It would certainly make an interesting addition as a bonus feature for the home release of Black Panther.
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