Ryan Coogler has explained that Kendrick Lamar was originally only due to contribute a few songs to the soundtrack of Black Panther.
However, when the director showed the TDE rapper his work on the Marvel movie, he soon wanted to make the whole thing.
In an interview with NPR, Coogler said he’d been a fan of Lamar since he first started putting out music and that they had long planned to work together in some capacity.
Coogler approached Lamar in April 2017, shortly after the release of DAMN., with the offer of recording some songs for his Marvel debut.
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