Kendrick Lamar to produce, curate 'Black Panther' soundtrack

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 13:18 IST

London [UK], January 5 (ANI): People were already keen for the release of Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther' next month and now, it looks like fans will have one more reason to tune in as the movie is all set to get a soundtrack from Kendrick Lamar.

The studio has enlisted Grammy-award winning rapper Kendrick Lamar to curate and produce the soundtrack with Anthony Tiffith, reports the Independent.

The confirmation came with the release of lead single 'All the Stars' by Lamar ft. SZA.

In a statement issued by the 'Humble' hit-maker, he emphasised how 'Black Panther' is going to be something more than an average superhero movie.

He noted, "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 honoured to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside [Coolger] and Marvel's vision".

Lamar had dropped a big hint about his involvement via his video for 'Love', where at 1.54 in the footage shows a clapperboard held in front of him, with the words - "B. Panther Soundtrack Coming Soon" - written on it.

Ryan Coogler, who previously directed the spinoff-sequel to the 'Rocky' films 'Creed', hand-picked Lamar for the job.

"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", noted Coogler.

'Black Panther' follows King T'Challa (aka The Black Panther) and his journey to protect his nation of Wakanda from enemies and prevent a possible world war.

The movie stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira.

The flick is slated to release on February 16. (ANI)