The latest bit of good news is that rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose breakout album Damn was on pretty much every music critic's best of 2017 list, will be co-curating and producing Black Panther: The Album. He also just dropped the lead single, "All the Stars' featuring SZA, which is pretty damn good, too. Just listen to it above.
Lamar issued a public statement about his Black Panther involvement.
“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 honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside [director Ryan Coogler] and Marvel’s vision.”
Meanwhile, "Kung-Fu Kenny" also recently shared the gorgeous, slow-burning video for "Love", one of the standout songs off Damn. Check it out here:
No official release date for Black Panther: The Album has been announced yet, but the movie hits theaters on February 16.