Capitalizing on the success on his latest album DAMN, global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment’s label honcho, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, have been commissioned to create and produce Black Panther: The Album, in support of Marvel Studios’ upcoming film Black Panther.
Ryan Coogler, the film’s director, specifically sought out the Compton emcee for this music collaboration based on the synergy between the rapper’s discography and the motifs of the movie, stating: “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.”
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.”
The first song to emerge from this project is the Sounwave produced lead single “All The Stars,” featuring SZA.
Constantly seeking new business outlets to showcase his artists, Tiffith commented: “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, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, among others, and hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.