American rapper and songwriter, Kendrick Lamar is set to produce the soundtrack for Marvel’s upcoming movie, “Black Panther.”
Kendrick was reached and chosen for the project by director Ryan Coogler, who expressed in a press release how honoured he was to work with Lamar.
“I am honoured 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 has also expressed his pleasure in a press release.
“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 privileged to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”
According to a press release, this is the first time Marvel Studios will integrate multiple original recordings created specifically for a film.
Black Panther will hit cinemas on February 16, and the soundtrack is due out February 9.