If you’ve already watched the Marvel/Netflix series Luke Cage (and if you haven’t you should really get on that, because it’s amazing) you’ve noticed one of the the things that sets it apart from so many other shows is its awesome musical score. A mix of modern R&B and Hip-Hop, combined with old school Soul tunes that recall the Blaxploitation films of the ’70s, it reminds viewers of movies like Shaft and Coffy, but without venturing into parody territory. This amazing soundtrack comes to us from composers Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest).
Now Mondo is proud to unveil the soundtrack for Marvel’s Luke Cage, together with collectible artwork of the bulletproof hero by Matthew Woodson. The 2XLP soundtrack will be pressed on 180 Gram “Power Man Yellow” colored vinyl, and pre-order begins on Friday (10/7) at 12PM CST at mondotees.com for $35. Marvel’s Luke Cage Original Soundtrack Album will also be available at digital retailers and streaming services on October 7. You can check out images of Mondo’s vinyl release in our gallery below.
As described by Mondo, “the combined forces (of composers Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad) have produced one of the best scores of 2016, featuring an inspired, genre-bending blend of orchestral score and 90s hip-hop beats, filtered through the sonic lens of the works of Ennio Morricone. It’s no surprise that the score hovers in the same terrain of the Spaghetti Western soundtracks of Morricone – the narrative of Luke Cage plays out like a modern Western, only set in Harlem. Younge and Muhammad have meticulously crafted one of the most unique sonic landscapes in the history of television.”
Are you excited that this amazing, retro style score is coming out on vinyl? Let us know in the comments below. Also be sure to check out our brief history of all the live musicians featured in Luke Cage. We even made a playlist which you can see below.
Images: Mondo / Marvel