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Kendrick Lamar Releases First Single From The Black Panther Soundtrack

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Kendrick Lamar has his hands full with his upcoming performance in the CFP Championship game and working with Marvel. The Compton rapper is curating the Black Panther soundtrack with TDE  CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. Lamar teamed up with SZA for the lead single for the soundtrack titled “All the Stars”.

In a statement, Kendrick says, “Marvel Studios’ Black 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.”

“I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational,” Panther director Ryan Coogler praised in a press release from Marvel Studios, “and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film. I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store.” Coogler handpicked Kendrick to help select tracks for the upcoming album, the “first time in Marvel Cinematic Universe history that Marvel Studios will integrate multiple original recordings created specifically for the film,” according to the press release.

Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, TDE’s founder noted, “Working on such a powerful movie is a great opportunity. We’re always working on new goals at TDE, so teaming up with Disney, Marvel Studios, and the Black Panther film makes perfect sense.

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Netflix Cancels Luke Cage Series

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It looks like Luke Cage is the latest Marvel Hero to get canceled.

Netflix announced they would be canceling the series just a week after canceling Iron Fist. “Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season,” Marvel and the streaming service said on Friday. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.”

The second season had Luke Cage embracing his fame after the events of Defenders until Bushmaster played by Mustafia Shakir shows up to claim Harlem. Bushmaster wanted control of Harlem’s gangs, something that not only puts him on Luke’s to-punch list, but also in the crosshairs of Mariah (Alfre Woodard,) who has consolidated her control of Harlem and isn’t interested in interlopers. Fortunately, Luke isn’t without backup, as Misty Knight (Simone Missick) has a bright shiny new robot arm to beat up goons with.

Luke Cage was one of the best shows on Netflix, its sad day that creative difference between the higher-ups means no show for the fans.

VIA: Deadline

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Don Cheadle Stars In New Showtime Comedy ‘Black Monday’

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Showtime released the official trailer for their limited dark comedy series, Black Monday.

Created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend’s Girl), who will serve as executive producers and showrunners, Black Monday also boasts Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) as executive producers; they also directed the pilot.

“It’s the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine and the glass ceiling.”

Cheadle plays a fast-talking, cocaine-toting stockbroker who declares in the trailer, “I am black Moses and I am going to put the ‘brother’ in Lehman Brothers,” while Rannells’ character declares, “I’m gonna become the biggest swinging dick on Wall Street.”

The trailer, soundtracked by Lil Wayne’s “Uproar,” captures the excess that comes with a healthy market and the dramatic fall from financial grace that arrived on Black Monday. The series’ pilot, directed by Rogen and Goldberg, premieres on Showtime on January 20th.

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Quavo Wrote A New Track For Lebron Staples Center Debut

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Lebron James is embracing the star treatment he is getting with the Lakers. Now James will have his own theme song.

Quavo who wrote a song specifically to commemorate the King’s first home game as a Los Angeles Laker. It will debut Saturday at 7:30 PM PST/10:30 PM EST on ESPN, during the Lakers’ home opener against the Houston Rockets.

James and the Lakers will take on the Houston Rockets this Saturday, October 20 at Staples Center. ESPN has linked up with Quality Control to produce music different high-profile games this season. The Migos’ DJ, DJ Durel, will be producing each of the songs along the way.

Listen to the preview below via HHNM.

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