“From a musical perspective it’s like we’re creating 13 albums. There’s 13 episodes and it’s like 13 albums,” says music supervisor Adrian Younge.
Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of the Marvel series Luke Cage is already shaping up to be one of the best tributes to hip-hop on the small screen and a new mini-documentary shows why.
The video breaks down the scope of the genre’s influence on the series with interviews from Method Man, A$AP Ferg, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and the music supervision team of Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
“All the episodes are named after different Gang Starr songs,” Coker explains to Method Man who immediately produces a big smile. The Wu-Tang rapper comments that “Marvel’s always had it’s finger on the pulse of pop culture and this right here is just taking it even further.”
Younge talks about the original music in the series as well, crediting the primary influences to A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and Ennio Morricone.
Watch it below and watch Luke Cage when it comes to Netflix.