Kendrick Lamar, Chuck D, Questlove & More Musicians Invited to Join the Academy
Last year, Kendrick Lamar was enlisted with the daunting task of curating the Black Panther soundtrack, and he delivered an impeccable body of work in February to go alongside the powerful superhero film. The project topped the Billboard 200 and is now certified platinum. And now, K. Dot's cinematic efforts have earned him an invite to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Compton native is among 44 creatives invited to join the exclusive music branch of the Academy. Other notable potential members include Public Enemy frontman Chuck D (He Got Game), The Roots drummer Questlove (Detroit), Sufjan Stevens (Call Me by Your Name), Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge (An Inconvenient Truth) and many more.
Kendrick has broadened his creative horizons over the past couple of years, as he's been involved with numerous endeavors in various art forms. Earlier this year, the TDE rapper made history when he became the first non-classical or non-jazz artist to take home a Pulitzer Prize in music.
The accolades continue to pour in for Kendrick Lamar. Check out the full list of invitees over at The Hollywood Reporter.