Shanti Dope’s controversial song “Amatz” was featured in the Marvel show The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
The song was featured in the show’s third episode, with the rapper’s name appearing in the credits, alongside co-writer Lester Vano (also known as Klumcee).
In a Facebook post, Shanti’s manager Thea Gomez Pollisco shared that they were contacted by Marvel in December, asking for permission to use the song. The rapper had previously been contacted by Disney for his collaboration with American pop star Sabrina Carpenter on her song “Almost Love.”
“Amatz” was released in March 2019. The song stirred controversy following its release after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) asked to ban the song because it supposedly promoting marijuana use – a move described by Shanti Dope’s management as “a brazen use of power.”
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier follows Marvel characters Sam Wilson (Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier), following the events of the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame. It is currently streaming on Disney+, which is not yet available to subscribers in the Philippines. – Rappler.com