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Kendrick Lamar Is Producing The "Black Panther" Soundtrack, So Now We're Even More Hyped For This Movie

Director Ryan Coogler said he "can't wait for the world to hear" what Kendrick has in store.

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As if we needed another reason to be excited for the upcoming Marvel movie Black Panther, it's been announced that Kendrick Lamar is producing the film's soundtrack.

"Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director," Lamar said in a statement. "The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture."

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"I'm truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside [director] Ryan [Coogler] and Marvel's vision," the rapper said.

Top Dawg, Lamar's coproducer, said that he's thrilled to be "working on such a powerful movie."

"We're always working on new goals at TDE, so teaming up with Disney, Marvel Studios and the Black Panther film makes perfect sense," he said in a statement.

Lamar and SZA are featured on the soundtrack's lead single, "All The Stars."

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Director Ryan Coogler, who reportedly handpicked Kendrick Lamar to work on the project, said, "I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film.

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"I can't wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store," Coogler added.

Needless to say, people are thrilled about the news.

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Krystie Yandoli is an entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Krystie Lee Yandoli at krystie.yandoli@buzzfeed.com.

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