Kendrick Lamar Produced and Curated the ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack
If you were worried about whether or not the Black Panther soundtrack is going to bang... don't. Turns out, Kendrick Lamar and Anthony Tiffith of powerhouse label TDE are curating its tunes.
Earlier today, Kendrick Lamar released his song, "All The Stars" with SZA as the lead single from the film, which was helmed by director Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station). As for the rest of the music, K.Dot says he's excited to have been tapped for the much-anticipated project.
"Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director," he said in a statement, via The Verge. 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.”
Although this isn't the first time that a music artist has curated the soundtrack for a film or series— JAY-Z curated the soundtrack for The Great Gasby and Solange was the music director for HBO's Insecure—this does mark the first time that Marvel has instituted the practice. Coogler reached out to Kendrick directly to get him involved in the project.
Fittingly, Kendrick will be performing in Atlanta during the NCAA championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs, and that's also when the anticipated final trailer for Black Panther will air.
The film is set to be released on Feb. 16.