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Kendrick Lamar Wants To Be Villain In Next ‘Black Panther’

by : UNILAD on : 25 Feb 2018 20:56
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Rapper Kendrick Lamar has revealed he’d be up for playing a villain in a Black Panther sequel.

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In an interview with BBC Radio 1 he said he’d like to be a Killmonger in a follow-up to the smash Marvel film.

Kendrick even explained the route he’d like to take with the role, if given one, saying: 

I really enjoy Killmonger’s character, he was a villain but he came with that real talk. He was dropping them jewels.

He was a villain but he was loved and misunderstood. So if I could, I’d play a Killmonger for sure.

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Lamar was the creative mastermind behind the hotly anticipated – and well received – Black Panther soundtrack.

The film – which is already being hailed as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time – was clearly a project close to Lamar’s heart.

According to Hot New Hip Hop, he said:

Marvel StudiosBlack Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director,

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.

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Lamar has also praised those involved with the creation of the soundtrack, which has stormed the charts at number one on the Billboard 200:

Respect to all the artist/producers that allowed me to execute a sound for the soundtrack,

The concept of producing and composing a project other than my own has always been ideal. I appreciate the experience love ones. Continue to be great.

Available to listen to right now, the soundtrack includes singles such as All the Stars and King’s Dead.

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Based on Jack Kirby’s 1966 comic book series, Black Panther celebrates African culture, heritage and heroes with a depth and respect rarely seen in big budget Hollywood films.

Featuring Marvel’s first ever predominantly black cast, this has also become the top-grossing film by a black director; writer and director of both Rocky reboot Creed and the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station, Mr Ryan Coogler.

Black Panther is in cinemas worldwide, now.

Topics: Film and TV

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  1. BBC Radio 1

    Kendrick Lamar

  2. Hot New Hip Hop

    Kendrick Lamar-Curated "Black Panther" Soundtrack Debuts At No. 1