The Weeknd is past his prime. His sound is now painfully pop and unoriginal.

 

Kendrick Lamar has a history of lackluster features, especially in the arena of collaborations with pop superstars.

 

Music made for the primary purpose of providing the soundtrack for a film is always disappointing.

 

I don’t know why anyone would be expecting anything different with the release of The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar’s Pray For Me, the most recent track set to score upcoming superhero film, The Black Panther, but it’s a weak result of a formula that could never have come together any differently.

 

Obnoxious and repetitive production, predictable lyricism, and no imagination might sound okay when there’s a $20 million budget distracting you on a 75-foot screen, but alone, it’s garbage and not worth the hype or our time.