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Kendrick Lamar, “Top Dawg” Will Produce BLACK PANTHER Album

Kendrick Lamar, “Top Dawg” Will Produce BLACK PANTHER Album

Marvel has announced that international rapper superstar Kendrick Lamar and executive Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith will curate and produce a Black Panther album for the upcoming film. This is the first that that Marvel has a wholly original set of multiple recordings created specifically for one of its films.

The Black Panther album will feature music from and inspired by the movie, including the single “All the Stars” featuring Lamar. Lamar and Tiffith will further collaborate with director Ryan Coogler to create music for the needs of the movie. Rolling Stone has called Lamar “the greatest rapper alive.” This is his first venture into the motion picture soundtrack world.

Coogler said: “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 agreed, noting: “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.”

As you know from our coverage , Black Panther is the story of T’Challa upon the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, and his return home to the isolated African nation. The movie stars Chadwick Bosman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’O, Andy Serkis, and others, and will be released just over a month from now , on February 16, 2018.

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J. Don Birnam

J. Don Birnam, a voting member of the New York Film Critics Online, has been a movie lover since he saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film in theaters at a tender age, and has been a devoted student of American film history every since. His favorite films range from Back to the Future to West Side Story, depending on the time of day, and has a mildly unhealthy obsessions with the Academy Awards. Any similarity with the slightly unstable writer in the seminal 1944 film ‘The Lost Weekend’ is pure coincidence

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