Black Panther Dora Milaje, Lupita Nyong'o

Watch Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright rap about Black Panther

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Feb 17, 2018

Before you head to the theater to see Black Panther for the bajillionth time, head over to Instagram to see two of the movie's stars rap about the Wakandan hero. Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright -- who play Nakia and Shuri, respectively -- make quite the hip hop duo as they spit mad rhymes in honor of Marvel Studio's 18th film, which has already broken a bunch of box-office records and is poised to shatter a lot more. Without more delay, we proudly present L.N.LW. (that's our abridged name for the two), a rap group about to take the world by storm with their debut album, Straight Outta Wakanda, which we just made up:

"Oh boy, I feel some bars coming. Can't help myself," says Nyong’o over a phat beat, hyping herself up for a truly sick verse, which we've more than happily transcribed for you:

"It's troublemaker back on the scene, Marvel, baby, stay getting the green. Fly spy, River Tribe all day with my whip and my king and I'm ready to slay. Black Panther like you know I would, Underbite on the mic and Robyn Hood."

In the caption, Nyong’o credits her friend and hip hop artist Robyn Hood/Miriam A. Hyman for the "bars."

Wright then gets the limelight with even more clever wordplay, "In my zone, didn't writer this, this is straight off the dome. Vibranium be the source to my soul. Oh baby, it's better than gold. In my zone, T'Challa came and he flexed on his own, T'Challa came and he took back the throne ... In my zone, King Coogler came and he did it again, tell a friend, tell a friend, tell a friend. He's gone come back and just do it again. In my zone ... Wakanda forever and ever."

There's also a line about Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in there around 41 seconds, but it's kind of hard to make out. Let us know if you figure it out in the comments.

Too bad this song couldn't have been included on the final soundtrack, which was created/curated by Kendrick Lamar and features songs heavily inspired by hip hop and rap, which complement the instrumental score of Ludwig Göransson.

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