Kendrick Lamar & Top Dawg To Produce 'Black Panther: The Album'
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(AllHipHop News) Two weeks ago, Kendrick Lamar used the premiere of his "LOVE" music video to hint that he would be involved in a soundtrack connected to the forthcoming Black Panther movie. It has now become official that the Compton emcee will be involved in the creation of a project connected to the Marvel Studios production.
Lamar and TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith are curating and producing Black Panther: The Album which will include music from and inspired by the Ryan Coogler-directed film. This is the first time in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that original recordings are being created specifically for the motion picture.
"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," says Coogler.
"All The Stars" featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA is set to be the album's lead single. The track was produced by TDE regular Sounwave ("B-tch, Don't Kill My Vibe," "Element")
"Marvel Studios' Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director," states Lamar. "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."
Tiffith adds, "Working on such a powerful movie is a great opportunity. We're always working on new goals at TDE, so teaming up with Disney, Marvel Studios, and the Black Panther film makes perfect sense."
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and more. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on February 16.