Marvel Studios' Black Panther (out February 16) won't just feature a badass super hero played by Chadwick Boseman, it will also include a killer soundtrack from rapper Kendrick Lamar. Along with Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Lamar will produce and curate the film's music in collaboration with director Ryan Coogler. The tracks will consist of music "from and inspired by" the movie, including the main song “All The Stars,” sung by Kendrick Lamar SZA and produced by Sounwave; you can already listen to it on Spotify and check out the album art below:
Black Panther signals two firsts for both Marvel Studios and Lamar. Primarily, it is the first time that the studio has commissioned original songs for one of its movies. Then there's the fact that this is the first time Lamar "will write, produce, perform, and curate for a major motion picture."
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director," said Lamar in a release. "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 30-year-old artist was hand-picked by Coogler who said he was "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."
"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," added Tiffith.
It was obvious that hip-hop would play a large role in the Marvel movie when "Legend Has It" by Run The Jewels played during the film's first teaser trailer back in June.