White Dave Breaks Down His Tracks From ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Creed’

Even if you haven’t heard of White Dave before, chances are you’ve listened to one of his songs.The Bay Area-born rapper and producer has earned track placements in the critically-acclaimed films “Black Panther” and “Creed,” and is featured in the official “Inspired Album” for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which is up for best picture at this year’s Oscars.Dave, whose birth name is Noah David Coogler, acknowledges that the placements are a combination of talent and the family business — his older brother is director Ryan Coogler, who helmed “Black Panther” and “Creed.”“I’ve been creating music for my brother’s movies since he started making films.

For me, it’s still that basic element of, I’m doing something to help my brother,” Dave tells Variety.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s for a big budget film or for something he shot with a camcorder,

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