Listen Now: Lil Wayne, Buju Banton, and Shabba Ranks link up for ‘Hallelujah Heaven'”

In a groundbreaking collaboration, Lil Wayne has teamed up with dancehall icons Buju Banton and Shabba Ranks to release “Hallelujah Heaven,” a unique blend of gospel and dancehall rhythms. This track is a highlight of the upcoming soundtrack for Jeymes Samuel’s new film, “The Book of Clarence.”

Weezy’s dynamic verse in the song showcases his signature lyrical prowess, weaving together religious and cultural references with a flair unique to his style. The song promises to be a memorable addition to Lil Wayne’s repertoire, merging distinct genres in an innovative way.

The film “The Book of Clarence,” set to premiere on January 12, 2024, features a star-studded cast led by LaKeith Stanfield. The movie, a biblical comedy, explores the journey of Clarence, a man trying to redefine his life in 29 A.D. Jerusalem by posing as a new Messiah. Alongside Stanfield, the film boasts performances by Omar Sy, Anna Diop, RJ Cyler, David Oyelowo, Micheal Ward, Alfre Woodard, Teyana Taylor, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Caleb McLaughlin from “Stranger Things.”

JAY-Z, who co-produced the film, is also expected to contribute to the soundtrack, along with Kid Cudi. The full tracklist for the soundtrack remains under wraps. This film marks another collaboration between JAY-Z and Jeymes Samuel, following their successful 2021 Netflix Western, “The Harder They Fall,” known for its all-Black cast.

With “Hallelujah Heaven,” Lil Wayne, Buju Banton, and Shabba Ranks not only deliver a sonic masterpiece but also set the stage for the highly anticipated “The Book of Clarence.” The film’s unique premise, coupled with its exceptional cast and promising soundtrack, make it one of the most awaited releases of 2024.