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'Luke Cage': Look behind-the-scenes into the fire hip-hop score

Luke Cage has the streets on fire. And if you've been reading anything in the blerd section over here, you know I'm a stan. As the most anticipated thing in the culture right now, the rollout is hitting on every level. First we got the teaser at SDCC. Then we got that extended official trailer not long after. And I've been waxing poetic about it all, because Luke Cage the Power Man is my favorite Marvel character ever. That's just facts.

But we're here to talk about the music, fam.

We already knew that Ali Shaheed Muhammad — the A Tribe Called Quest legend — was on this project. But from the very first trailer we saw set to ODB, I knew that the music on this thing was gonna be lit. Not to mention every episode being named after a Gangstarr track. In this vid, we get to see various staples in the rap game talk about their involvement in the show. Method Man, A$AP Ferg and Ali's partner on the project, Adrian Younge, are all talking about the beloved hip-hop of Harlem. This is the first video in the Street Level Hero series, exploring the elements that went into making the show great. Cheo Hodari Coker, the show runner (and Marvel on Netflix GOAT in my opinion), once said this would be the blackest superhero show ever. How can you even try to disagree with that statement after watching this? I'm literally in awe of all the lit to come. Do I really need to say any more? Luke Cage will be available for immediate binging purposes on September 30th, aka the newest black national holiday.
Photo: Giphy
Photo: Giphy
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