"Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther' is amazing, from its cast to its director," Kendrick says.
The Grammy winner is teaming up with Billboard Magazine's Executive of the Year, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, to curate and produce "Black Panther: The Album," which will feature music from and inspired by the Marvel Studios film. The album's lead single, "All The Stars," also features Kendrick's label mate, SZA.
In addition to music, Kendrick is also making history. Not only will this be the first time the rapper will write, produce, perform and curate for a major motion picture, but it's also the first time Marvel Studios will integrate multiple original recordings created specifically for a film.
"Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther' is amazing, from its cast to its director," Kendrick said in a statement. "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 Ryan and Marvel's vision."
Director Ryan Coogler -- who hand-picked Kendrick for the collaboration -- said he was "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."