In December, it was reported that Kendrick Lamar would be making an original song for Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther sound track.
According to Complex, Lamar will be producing Black Panther: The Album alongside Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and Top Dawg Entertainment. Hear the first single “All the Stars,” featuring SZA over Soundwave production, up top.
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director,” Lamar said in a press release Thursday. “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 [director Ryan Coogler] and Marvel’s vision.”
Black Panther: The Album—curated and produced by Lamar and Tiffith—will feature music created specifically for the movie. Coogler himself picked Lamar for the task, marking the first collaboration of its kind in Marvel Cinematic Universe history.
“I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store,” Coogler said Thursday. A release date and tracklist have not yet been announced. You can preorder the album here: http://smarturl.it/BlackPantherAlbum
About The Film:
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther hits theaters Feb. 16.