With just two days left before The Book of Clarence hits theaters (Jan. 12), Roc Nation has unveiled the star-studded tracklist for its accompanying soundtrack.
Led by a highly anticipated collaboration between Jay-Z and D’Angelo titled “I Want You Forever,” The Book of Clarence soundtrack will also include contributions from Doja Cat, Kodak Black, Adekunle Gold, Jorja Smith, Yemi Alade, Terry Callier, Alice Smith, Kid Cudi and director Jeymes Samuel.
Fans received the first taste of the soundtrack a few weeks ago (Nov. 28) with the release of a genre-blending single from Samuel, Lil Wayne, Shabba Ranks and Buju Banton titled “Hallelujah Heaven.” The song’s title is an obvious nod to the plot of The Book of Clarence, a biblical dramedy set in A.D. 33, in which a downtrodden man named Clarence (portrayed by Academy Award nominee LaKeith Stanfield) attempts to clear his debts and garner glory by running a scheme that finds him pretending to be the new Messiah.
The film — whose producers include Samuel, Jay-Z, James Lassiter and Tendo Nagenda — features an eye-popping cast of beloved veterans and rising stars alike, including Stanfield, Omar Sy, Anna Diop, RJ Cyler, David Oyelowo, Alfre Woodard, Teyana Taylor, Caleb McLaughlin, James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Micheal Ward, Tom Glynn-Carney and more.
The Book of Clarence marks Jay-Z and Jeymes Samuel’s second cinematic collaboration. The duo last teamed up to produce 2021’s The Harder They Fall, a dazzling Western that earned Samuel the BAFTA Film Award for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer. That film also arrived with an original soundtrack, complete with contributions from Jay-Z, Koffee, Jadakiss, Conway the Machine, Seal, Ms. Lauryn Hill and more. Back in 2013, Samuel and Jay-Z worked together on the Billboard chart-topping soundtrack, The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann’s Film, which the “99 Problems” rapper executive produced.
Check out the full Book of Clarence soundtrack tracklist below: