One of the many reasons we love Marvel and Netflix’s “Luke Cage” is the way it centers the history and collective importance of Black music. From naming every episode after a Gang Starr song to the remarkable score by Adrian Younge (who spoke with us about it) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the action series about the nearly-indestructible man made Black musical excellence a leading character in its on right. Now (October 7), you can get the first season’s soundtrack both digitally and on vinyl.
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The soundtrack features not only Younge and Muhammad’s score, but select songs by artists including Raphael Saadiq and Faith Evans as performed on the show during musical interludes at Harlem’s Paradise, the fictional nightclub owned by antagonists Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali, “The Hunger Games”) and Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard, “Cross Creek”).