The soundtrack to Creed II will be curated by Mike WiLL Made-It. He’ll team up with author Lugwig Göransson and music bosses Fam Rothstein and Jen Malone on music for the film, which is expected out November 21.
Creed II is the latest installment of the Rocky saga, following the 2015 film Creed, which earned almost $110 million at the U.S. box office. The MGM motion picture, distributed internationally by Warner Bros. Pictures, is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and, stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone.
The Grammy-winning producer, Mike WiLL Made-It is known for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble,” Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” and also hits by Beyonce and Miley Cyrus, among others. The Atlanta local made his name chipping away at Hip-Hop tracks and mixtapes in the neighborhood scene, in the end establishing his own organization Ear Drummers Entertainment, in 2006. The label is home to Rae Sremmurd, whose first collection went platinum.
“I approached the music by first watching ‘Creed II’ and then creating a playlist of songs people could work out to, chill to, vibe to or to get them through any struggle which matched specific scenes in the movie,” said Mike WiLL in announcing his involvement. “It’s important to show the new generation that soundtracks can be just as exciting as traditional albums if put in the hands of the right curator. After people hear the music, I want them to say movie soundtracks are back.”
Added Jordan: “I’ve always been a fan of Mike WiLL’s production. I knew we were in store for something crazy and refreshing when we brought him in to curate the ‘Creed II’ soundtrack.”
The first screenplay for Creed II was co-written by Stallone and Juel Taylor. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton and Stallone. Ryan Coogler, Jordan and Guy Riedel fill in as executive producer.
A full tracklist for the Interscope Records release will be announced in the coming weeks.