Fans of Netflix favorite Marvel’s Luke Cage know just how important music is to the series. Season 1 featured guest performances from Raphael Saadiq, Jidenna and even legendary R&B crooners, The Delfonics.
With Season 2 set to hit the streaming service June 22nd, several other acts have been announced, including Rakim (who contributes an original song), KRS-One, Ghostface Killah, Jadakiss, Stephen Marley, Gary Clark Jr., Esperanza Spalding and returning Queen, Faith Evans.
Musical composers Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest scored Season 2 of the superhero dramedy.
“After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin,” reads the Netflix summary of the upcoming season. “But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.”
Check out the trailer below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.