One of the world's best artists is producing an entire album in honor of Marvel's Black Panther and the lead single is HOT!
File this under Cool Movie News, Kendrick Lamar is producing an album for Marvel's Black Panther. Working alongside Lamar will be Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, who just earned Billboard's Executive of the Year. Together they plan on collaborating with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to try and capture the true essence of the film.
Two things make this working relationship special. 1. This is the first time that an MCU film will have a soundtrack that includes multiple original tracks, specifically made for the film. 2. Kendrick Lamar was Coogler's pick to create the soundtrack, to begin with.
“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,”
The feeling just so happens to be mutual as the Grammy award-winning artist reciprocated,
“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."
The Black Panther album will likely be released closer to the film's February 16, 2018 release date, but we have the lead single for the upcoming album, entitled All the Stars by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, and it's as good as you might expect!