A lot of people believe that Kendrick Lamar is the greatest rapper of his times. Lamar not only has the talent to make songs which become hits on the radio but, he also makes aware and very cohesive albums. Not a lot of hip-hop artists can claim to do such a thing.
Kendrick Lamar created To Pimp A Butterfly in 2015, and it was a fantastic work of audio art which perfectly blended classic sounds such as blues and jazz, with the modern sounds, and highlighted social issues which most people are afraid to raise.
Marvel Studios upcoming film Black Panther is among the most highly anticipated movies of this year. A bit of that hype is also related to Kendrick because earlier in December 2017, he hinted at having been associated with the movie’s soundtrack.
Now the full meaning of his statement has come out. Marvel, Kendrick Lamar, and TDE Entertainment’s CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith have joined hands to create the movie’s soundtrack. According to reports, it was the Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, who personally selected Kendrick to do this project.
Kendrick Lamar is a globally renowned and Grammy Award winner, and he has teamed up with Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, who is the Executive of the Year, according to Billboard Magazine. They are ready to curate and make “Black Panther: The Album.” This album will showcase music from the Black Panther movie as well as music inspired by it that includes “All The Stars” featuring Kendrick Lamar and label mate SZA, produced by Sounwave.
The duo will collaborate directly with Coogler to make music apt to the movie. This is going to be the first time that Lamar who was earlier called by Rolling Stone as “the greatest rapper alive,” will write, produce, perform and curate for a big franchise movie.
This collaboration by Lamar is the first time in MCU that Marvel Studios is going to integrate various original recordings produced exclusively for the movie. Lamar was chosen by Coogler for this first film music association. “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,” Coogler stated.
You can check out the first single “All the Stars” from Kendrick Lamar and SZA below. The song has explicit language. Therefore we request you to be mindful of your surroundings while playing it!