Grammy-award winner and current rap G.O.A.T. Kendrick Lamar will be recording the anthem for the upcoming Black Panther movie.
Like the previous solo outings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther enjoys a massively successful universe. But unlike the other solo movies, Black Panther is distinct in a lot of ways. First, Black Panther is the most experimental movie till date for the studio. With a majority of black cast, Black Panther can potentially help the superhero genre transcend into something larger that itself. Secondly, the popularity of Black Panther has gone beyond the ceiling, thanks to Chadwick Boseman’s brilliant performance in Captain America: Civil War.
In the recent San-Diego Comic Con, the song ‘DNA’ was included in the Black Panther trailer. Chadwick Boseman himself has said that he felt a personal attachment to the song after it was used in the trailer.
The recent trailers of Black Panther have been nothing short from being stellar. With some serious dialogues packed with intense action, the trailers have been memorable. But what makes them truly unforgettable is the usage of some coherent music which goes with the visuals. The first trailer had Legend Has It by Run The Jewels and the second one had Bagbak by Vince Staples. There’s a good chance that these soundtracks might be a part of the film itself. Now, we have Kendrick Lamar who will be a part of this upcoming movie.
Kendrick Lamar’s new video for LOVE features a shot at 1:54 with an image teasing the rapper’s involvement with Black Panther. In all likelihood, the song might be released with the next trailer.
In addition to Kendrick Lamar, we can also hope female MC’s like Beyonce, Rihanna and Lauryn Hill in the upcoming soundtrack. The reason being quite simple; Wakanda has both strong male and female warriors. So why should the female artists not share the limelight with their male counterparts?
Black Panther is already tracking for a massive opening. With the inclusion of Kendrick Lamar, the movie is adopting a smart tactic for its marketing. Previously, Suicide Squad used the infusion of pop music for its marketing. The merger of two behemoths of pop culture might make Black Panther the most profitable solo outing for MCU.