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Marvel enlists Kendrick Lamar to curate, co-produce 'Black Panther: The Album'

Marvel enlists Kendrick Lamar to curate, co-produce 'Black Panther: The Album'

"The Album", he'll team with Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith to feature music from and inspired by the film, which 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.

"Marvel Studios' Black Panther is fantastic, from its cast to its director", Kendrick says in a statement.

Coogler reportedly hand-picked Lamar for the job. "I'm truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel's vision". This will mark the first time that Lamar, whom Rolling Stone dubbed "the greatest rapper alive", will write, produce, perform and curate for a major motion picture.

Marvel's recent run of the title, Volume 6, teamed MacArthur Genius and National Book Award victor Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Brian Stelfreeze for an acclaimed run that included the 12-part "A Nation Under Our Feet" and the six-part "Avengers of the New World".

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"Marvel Studios" "Black Panther' is wonderful, from its cast to its director", Lamar said in a statement.

T'Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up) was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, and stars in a standalone film with Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The Black Panther movie is scheduled for widespread theatrical release on Febuary 16, 2018 and the soundtrack Black Panther: The Album will be out on February 9.

"It's not just stuff blowing up". For further reading, interested fans would do well to check out Coates' full-length Black Panther collections as a next step, since they often contain older T'Challa stories from the "70s from creators including Don McGregor".


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