As if we weren’t already counting down the days to the release of Marvel’s Black Panther next month, we now have another reason to get super excited: Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar will produce the film’s album, entitled Black Panther: The Album. Lamar will join Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith in handling curation and production duties, and the two will work closely with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler to create music for the film.
This is kind of a *big deal* for Lamar, who Coogler hand-picked.
Because this is the first time he will write, produce, perform, and curate for a major motion picture — and hopefully, the first of many.
Lamar echoed Coogler’s excitement and we officially need this movie to come out, like, yesterday.
But the best part? We don’t have to wait until the film’s February 16th release to get a taste of the album because the first single, “All The Stars,” featuring K.Dot and label mate SZA, is already out and you can listen to it right now. Yes, RIGHT NOW.
Just in case you need a reminder, Black Panther follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who returns to his home of Wakanda following the death of his father (and king of the African nation) to assume the throne as the new king — and naturally, trouble follows suit.
Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira also star, among others. We’re counting down the days until it lands in theaters, but at least we have this amazing Lamar news (and single!) to hold us over.