Theres only ‘few days away until the release of the Black Panther: The Album and it’s been highly anticipated since it was revealed that Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith would be producing the film’s soundtrack. Since then, they’ve released a few singles as well as the official video for ‘All The Stars’ with Kendrick Lamar and SZA. Now in a recent interview between NPR and Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler, he revealed how Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg got on board for the project. Ryan Coogler revealed how the soundtrack came about. He said that Kendrick Lamar was initially going to do a few songs for the movie. After watching a good length of it, he and Top Dawg were fully on board for the project.
“At first, he was just going to do a few songs for the film, and then he came in and watched quite a bit of the movie, and the next thing I know, they were booking a studio and they were going at it.” – Coogler
TDE’s in-house producer, Sounwave, actually said Kendrick and him started plotting the soundtrack during the DAMN. tour which resulted in the creation of half the soundtrack’s song concepts.
“When we got back from the tour in September, that’s when we were able to execute our ideas and reach out to people we respect and whatnot … kind of just put the stamp on it. So, I want to say those two months was the most vital on that tour, in terms of creative process.” – Sounwave