One of the most anticipated films of the year Marvel’s Black Panther . The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), and features an all-star lineup that includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira,and more. Now, it also has been revealed that Top Dawg Entertainment partners Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and Kendrick Lamar will join forces to curate and produce the film’s soundtrack.
According to a release, “Lamar and Tiffith will collaborate with Coogler directly in the creation of music specific to the needs of the film.” This is the first time Kendrick has produced and curated a soundtrack. It is also the first time in Marvel’s storied film history that the entertainment juggernaut has used multiple original recordings created specifically for a film.
Coogler, who specifically chose Kendrick to produce the soundtrack, said of the MC “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.” Kendrick said of his selection for the role “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.”
Along with the announcement of Kendrick and Top’s involvement in the Black Panther soundtrack, Marvel also has released the first song from the album. Titled “All The Stars,” the song features Kendrick and songstress fellow TDE stable mate songtress SZA.
Stream All The Stars below.