Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album is a collection powerful music featuring tracks destined to inform and inspire listeners. Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. kicks off the 22-track album which features music by Nipsey Hussle, Jay-Z, Hit-Boy, H.E.R., Nas, G Herbo, Lil Durk, A$AP Rocky, Black Thought, Polo G, Rakim, SiR, Dom Kennedy, White Dave, and more.
This collection was put together as a companion to the Warner Bros. Pictures film “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a biographical drama about the betrayal of Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in the 1960’s at the hands of William O’Neal, an FBI informant. The film opened on February 12, 2021 in U.S. theaters and on HBO Max, and stars Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in a performance nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and LaKeith Stanfield as William O’Neal, as well as Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders and Martin Sheen. The ensemble cast also includes Algee Smith, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Dominique Thorne, Amari Cheatom, Caleb Eberhardt and Lil Rel Howery.