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Confirmed: Grammy Nominated Rapper Kendrick Lamar to curate and produce Black Panther: The Album

It was confirmed this morning that Kendrick Lamar produced and curated the Black Panther soundtrack with help from Top Dawg label head Anthony Tiffith. The confirmation came with the release of the album’s first single, “All the Stars,” a collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and SZA (which contains strong language).Lamar issued a press release saying “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 [director Ryan Coogler] and Marvel’s vision.” The release also says that Coogler reached out to Lamar personally to help with the project.

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.”
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker and, returning from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Andy Serkis. It will debut in theaters on February 16, 2018.

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