Ahead of its February release, Marvel has revealed the first song for the upcoming Black Panther soundtrack. With music from and inspired by the film, the 14-track album will be produced by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. In addition, Lamar has a song on the album alongside SZA called "All the Stars," which you can listen to below.
Lamar and Tiffith worked alongside director Ryan Coogler to create music to fulfill the specific needs of the film. Lamar in particular had nothing but praise for Black Panther, stating that the 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 [Coogler] and Marvel’s vision."
The full soundtrack will release on Feb. 9, just a week before the film.
During Marvel Studios' Hall H panel at Comic-Con last year, Lamar's "Humble" was featured during the showing of Black Panther footage. The footage itself was never released to the public, but those who attended said that it was nothing short of fantastic. In its trailers, the film has used music from Run the Jewels, Vince Staples, and Gil Scott-Heron.
Arriving in theaters on Feb. 16, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Guira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.