‘Luke Cage’ is going to sound great and feel like ‘The Wire’

04.13.16 1 year ago

Luke Cage doesn't premiere until September 30, but it already has a lot to live up to: it's the third Netflix Marvel series, and the first two — Daredevil and Jessica Jones — have been well-received. With so much superhero stuff out there already, what can Luke Cage do to stand out?

One way: by sounding awesome, if what executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker told Entertainment Weekly last night is anything to go by.

“It's got a 90s hip-hop vibe, but it's really forward-thinking,” Coker said. “We have Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad doing the scoring for us.” 

Muhammad was a member of A Tribe Called Quest, and he and Younge have worked together many times, including producing Kendrick Lamar's “untitled 6 | 06.30.2014” and their own upcoming album, “Midnight Hour.” They referenced scoring a “big television series that we can't announce what it is yet” in an interview with Billboard last month. Now we know what that series is.

Coker also said he wants the series to be “The Wire of Marvel television.” If it's anything close to that, we're in for a treat.

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