A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad Will Be Co-Scoring Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Series
Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones series’ have both proven to be huge successes for both the comic book company and Netflix, who plays them on its streaming service. Next up to help round out “The Defenders” stable will be Luke Cage, the bulletproof, super-strength wielding resident of Harlem who’s already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While the introduction of the Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War has fans of black comic book characters fainting from anticipation, Luke Cage’s Netflix show will help make it a two-sided effort on the smaller screen. But now fans have something else to get excited about. It’s been announced that A Tribe Called Quest will be scoring the series.
Well, to be specific, Ali Shaheed Muhammad will be co-scoring the series along with producer Adrian Younge, according to Vibe.
Cheo Hodari Choker told EW that the series’ music will be “very sophisticated. I mean, it’s got a ’90s hip-hop vibe, but it’s really forward-thinking.”
“We have a lot of different musical appearances, but at the same time, we’ve got the Marvel action,” he continued. “We’ve got drama. I would like this to be, I mean, I know this is heavy but, The Wire of Marvel television, because we really deal with a lot of different issues.”
Adding a hip-hop feel to Luke Cage is absolutely necessary. Bringing in a producer from one of hip-hop’s most influential groups makes this a home run.
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