"Luke Cage" is not going to sound like any other Marvel/Netflix show. The series, which stars Mike Colter's bulletproof and unbreakable hero of Harlem, has something that no other Marvel project has had before: a real hip hop score, one that plays an integral role in shaping the show's world. To celebrate this fact, Netflix has released a featurette focusing solely on "Luke Cage's" music.
The video, titled "Street Level Hero: The Music," features interviews with recording artists like Method Man and ASAP Ferg as well as music supervisors Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Younge likened composing for each of season one's thirteen episodes to creating thirteen albums. "It's like thirteen episodes, thirteen albums," said Younge. He also added that the soundtrack is inspired by artists ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to Wu-Tang Clan and legendary composer Ennio Morricone.
We also hear from showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, who revealed that every episode of "Luke Cage" is named after a Gang Starr song -- like "Soliloquy of Chaos" and "Moment of Truth." But the real awesome moment comes when Coker shows Method Man the fight scene set to Wu-Tang Clan's "Bring Da Ruckus." Meth cannot contain his excitement: "Brothers like me been waiting for this since I was eight years old, and now it's here and I'm ecstatic."
All 13 episodes of "Luke Cage" arrive on Netflix on September 30.