The well-deserved success of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther has surely inspired Marvel and company to immediately initiate behind-the-scenes sequel discussions. We already know Marvel boss Kevin Feige is down for more Coogler-directed entries. The film's prosperity has also extended to its chart-topping musical accompaniment, Black Panther: The Album, curated by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith.
During an interview with BBC Radio 1's Clara Amfo Thursday, Lamar was asked about the possibility of landing a cameo in the inevitable sequel. "Come on, I got to now," he said. Asked to name his ideal role, Lamar said he'd be open to a Killmonger-esque character that's a "villain, but loved and misunderstood."
Working on the "timeless" film's soundtrack, Lamar said, was a privilege. "I think [the movie is] something that not only stands within this moment, but stands within time," he said.
Lamar later discussed the joy that comes from experiencing a creative idea's journey from thought to art piece.
"These words, these ideas, these albums, they just come from a single thought," he explained. "This thought can be made in my bedroom, on the toilet, anywhere I'm driving, and then next thing I know, six months later, they can be all around the world and people are sharing the same thought in that same moment. That's the greatest part."
Amfo and Lamar also talked Grammys, Brits, the future of his Kung Fu Kenny character, and more. You'll find more from their chat right here, or check out audio above.
As of Wednesday, Black Panther: The Album was on pace to spend a second week at the top of the Billboard 200.