Kendrick Lamar will be lending some of his DNA to the Marvel universe by producing “Black Panther: The Album,” which will feature music from and inspired by the film–and the lead single is available now.
Best New Artist Grammy nominee SZA joins Lamar on the track, titled “All the Stars.”
The Grammy Award winner will curate and produce the album alongside label boss Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. They’ll collaborate with director Ryan Coogler on the music for the superhero flick, marking the first time Lamar will write, produce, perform and curate for a major motion picture. It’s also the first time in the MCU that Marvel Studios will incorporate multiple original recordings into its soundtrack.
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director,” Lamar said in a press release. “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.”
Coogler added that he’s “honored” to work with Lamar, “whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film.”
“Working on such a powerful movie is a great opportunity,” said Tiffith. “We’re always working on new goals at TDE, so teaming up with Disney, Marvel Studios and the Black Panther film makes perfect sense.”
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis star.
You can catch “Black Panther” in theaters February, and listen to the new single below.