Inspired by the first English-language film about the last King of Punjab, LA’s Rukus Avenue has released The Black Prince, Music Inspired By The Motion Picture, featuring American artists Talib Kweli and Tisha Campbell-Martin collaborating with Indian artists Raxstar and Satinder Sartaaj.
“This album tells the story of The Black Prince through a modern sound with some great artists,” said Rukus Avenue founder Sammy Chand. “The collection of artists on this album is a testament to how fascinating the true story and legacy of Maharaja Duleep Singh truly was. Even in its tragic form, there is so much for us to take away from his life. For me it’s an honor to be involved with this film.”
The album was executive produced by Chand and the film’s producer, Jasjeet Singh, and produced by Chand and Canada’s Raoul Juneja.
Artists featured on the album include Satinder Sartaaj, Talib Kweli, Emmanuel Jal & Nelly Furtado, Tisha Campbell Martin, Sammy Chand, AK aka Amazing, Ozomatli, Chali 2na, and more.
The Black Prince stars Satinder Sartaaj as the last King of Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh–also known as the Black Price–and costars Jason Flemyng, Shabana Azmi, Amanda Root, and Keith Duffy. The film is in theatres now and was written and directed by Kavi Raz, and was produced by Brillstein Entertainment.
The true story is based on one of India’s most notable kings, and his relationship with Queen Victoria, who was the Godmother to his children.
The Black Prince – Music Inspired by the Motion Picture is out now on Rukus Avenue Music Group.
1. The Tale of The Maharaja (Part 1) – AK aka Amazing
2. Make Way For The Black Prince – Sammy Chand, Talib Kweli, Hoodini & Raxstar
3. Don’t Walk Away – Tisha Campbell Martin
4. The Calling – Satinder Sartaaj
5. Shabana Pal – Sammy Chand & Satinder Sartaaj
6. Butterfly – Ozark Henry
7. Koh-i-Noor – Saum G
8. The Tale of The Maharaja (Part 2) – AK
9. The Motherland – Prashant Aswani
10. Beet Jania’n – Satinder Sartaaj & Tisha Campbell Martin
12. Duaon Se Roshan – Andrew T Mackay ft Meghdeep Bose
13. Scars – Emmanuel Jal & Nelly Furtado
14. Life Won’t Pass Me By – Sammy Chand, Ozomatli & Chali 2na
15. Elveden – Raaginder Momi
16. The Tale of The Maharaja (Part 3) – AK
Film synopsis: King Maharajah Duleep Singh, was placed on the throne at the age of five only to be robbed of it by a bloody treason at the hands of trusted courtiers. He was then torn from his mother and taken to England by the British at age fifteen. While in England, he was introduced to Queen Victoria, who took an immediate liking to him, calling him “The Black Prince”. He was indoctrinated into Christianity and baptized, changing his life forever. Meeting his mother again after thirteen years, the Maharaja awakens to the realities of his former life in Punjab. He then begins the arduous journey to regain all that was lost and re-embrace the faith of his birth, Sikhism. Torn between his two worlds, The Black Prince begins a lifelong struggle to regain his Kingdom.