Dallas rapper Bobby Sessions teamed up with multiple Grammy nominee Megan Thee Stallion for the collaborative single “I’m a King.” The high-energy track offers an early taste of Def Jam’s soundtrack for Coming 2 America – one of the most anticipated comedies of the year. Both the film and the soundtrack drop on March 5.
Coming 2 America marks the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 classic, Coming to America. The original film starred Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem Joffer, who, along with his best friend, Semmi (Arsenio Hall) travels from his fictional African country of Zamunda to the New York borough of Queens, to find a wife.
The sequel, according to a press release, is “set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, [where] newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.”
In addition to Murphy and Hall, fans can expect to see many of the original film’s cast members returning to their roles, including James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Queen Lisa, John Amos as Cleo McDowell, and Louie Anderson as Maurice.
New editions to the 2021 cast include Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor.
While a tracklist has yet to be revealed for Coming 2 America, “I’m A King” sets the bar high.
The 1988 soundtrack spawned such singles as The Cover Girls’ “Better Late Than Never,” “Come into My Life” from Laura Branigan and Joe Esposito, and “Coming to America” from The System. The title track, written by Nile Rodgers and Nancy Huang, hit the Billboard Hot 100, and peaked at No.23 on the R&B charts. British pop duo Mel & Kim also contributed the song “That’s The Way It Is” to the soundtrack. While the song failed to chart in the US, it had major success abroad – hitting the Top 10 in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and New Zealand.
Click here to listen to Bobby Sessions and Megan Thee Stallion’s “I’m A King.”