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Lena Waithe reacts to having Lauryn Hill on her ‘Queen & Slim’ soundtrack for first solo song in five years


Universal PicturesLena Waithe is feeling pretty good knowing that Lauryn Hill is coming out with new music for her latest project.

After it was announced that Hill would release a new song for the upcoming Queen & Slim soundtrack, Waithe took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the official news.

“Honored,” she wrote, captioning a write-up of the announcement, which read, “@MsLaurynHill is set to make an appearance on the upcoming #QueenAndSlim soundtrack, making it her first solo appearance in five years.”

As previously noted, the 17-track soundtrack will feature songs from Ms. Lauryn Hill, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Vince Staples featuring 6lack X Mereba, Tiana Major 9 & EARTHGANG, Coast Contra featuring BJ The Chicago Kid and Syd, plus classic songs by Roy Ayers, Bilal and Mike Jones.

“I wanted the soundtrack for Queen & Slim to showcase the historical evolution of Black music, from its roots in blues and soul, to modern bounce, hip hop and R&B — much like we used to see in film soundtracks in the 90s,” said Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas in statement about the soundtrack.

“We partnered with Motown because of their legacy within Black music. I am honored…and cannot wait for audiences to hear what each artist has created.”

The film, executive-produced by Waithe, stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as a new couple who go on the run after a minor traffic infraction turns deadly. It also stars Chloe SevignyIndya Moore, Bokeem Woodbine and Jahi Winston.

The Queen & Slim soundtrack drops November 15. The film hits theaters on November 27.

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