kendrick lamar is producing the black panther soundtrack

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Kendrick Lamar is producing the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack

The first single is amazing.


Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 4, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:02 am CDT

Black Panther is getting a soundtrack worthy of Wakanda with its first single from Kendrick Lamar.

Lamar is joined by SZA in “All the Stars,” a track that will have fans listening to it on repeat and a great set-up for the rest of the soundtrack. While the soundtracks for the Guardians of the Galaxy films have become almost as synonymous as the movies themselves, and Thor: Ragnarok made fantastic use of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” this is the first time that Marvel Studios has commissioned original music for one of its films.

The album is available for pre-order on Google Play and iTunes with an expected release date of Feb. 9, one week before Black Panther’s U.S. theatrical release.

After hinting that he would be working on the Black Panther soundtrack last month, a press release revealed that Lamar is also curating and producing the soundtrack with Top Dawg Entertainment’s Anthony Tiffith.

In a statement, Lamar praised director Ryan Coogler and Black Panther not only as a film but what it will mean to audiences. “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director,” Lamar said. “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 will be released Feb. 16.

H/T Polygon

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*First Published: Jan 4, 2018, 11:15 am CST