Kendrick Lamar To Produce “Black Panther: The Album”

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KENDRICK LAMAR, ANTHONY “TOP DAWG” TIFFITH AND TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT TO PRODUCE “BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM”

Internationally-celebrated Grammy® Award–winning global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, are set to curate and produce “Black Panther: The Album.” The album will feature music from and inspired by Marvel Studios’ Black Panther film including the lead single, “All The Stars,” featuring Kendrick Lamar and label mate SZA, produced by Sounwave. “Black Panther” is directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira, among others.

Lamar and Tiffith will collaborate with Coogler directly in the creation of music specific to the needs of the film. This will mark the first time that Lamar, whom Rolling Stone dubbed “the greatest rapper alive,” will write, produce, perform and curate for a major motion picture.

This collaboration represents the first time in Marvel Cinematic Universe history that Marvel Studios will integrate multiple original recordings created specifically for the film.

Lamar was hand-picked by Coogler for this first film music collaboration.  “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,” said Coogler.

Lamar added, “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director. 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.”

Top Dawg added: “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.”

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  • that’s a miss. there is a very vibrant music culture throughout Africa. That is where the music should be sourced. The theme underlying Black Panther is “We are African, we can do it ourselves”.

    • I wasn’t aware that a fictional country had a vibrant music culture.

      To be clear: the soundtrack of the movie was recorded in Senegal and South Africa. This is a companion album and some of the recordings might be part of the film as well.

    • Yeah the movie is so grounded in reality and really shows the way this very real African country protects itself with its very real and not completely made up superhero. It certainly deserves a soundtrack as grounded in reality as the film

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