Kendrick Lamar Will Produce 'Black Panther: The Album'

The first single All The Stars is now available.. 

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The first single All The Stars is now available.

It isn’t often that soundtrack news leads to excitement. The days of movie soundtracks having original music are few and far between. Most of the biggest soundtracks recently have been mixtape varieties with Baby Driver and Guardians of the Galaxy. Now Marvel will take a chance with Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith curating and producing Black Panther: The Album.

The collaboration will be the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe history that multiple original recordings will be created specifically for the film. There is no hotter artist around than Kendrick Lamar to do so. His album DAMN. is nominated for multiple Grammy awards and has already won countless critic awards for album of the year. Lamar was apparently hand-picked by director Ryan Coogler for this film music collaboration.

 “I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film. I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store,” said Coogler.

Of course, Lamar is also excited to work on the Marvel film with Coogler.

 “Marvel Studios’Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director. The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”

Not to be forgotten is the contribution of Top Dawg, who will be working with Coogler and Lamar on the soundtrack. He added, “Working on such a powerful movie is a great opportunity.”

The first single for Black Panther has already been released on Spotify and is called All The Stars. It is a collaboration between Lamar and artist SZA.

Black Panther is easily one of the most anticipated films of 2018. Director Ryan Coogler really outdid himself with Creed and with the cast he has selected for Black Panther, the film could easily be one of the best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll know soon enough as Black Panther hits theaters on February 16th, 2018.

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