Last week during Comic-Con, Marvel unveiled a new trailer for their highly-anticipated Netflix series Luke Cage, which debuts September 30. The footage was set to the classic Ol' Dirty Bastard hip-hop song "Shimmy Shimmy Ya," and it appears that this show will be filled with rap references. Earlier today, showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker revealed the titles for the first three episodes, which will be quite familiar to fans of the rap group Gang Starr.
The showrunner took to Twitter today to reveal that the series premiere episode will be entitled Moment of Truth, with the second episode entitled Code of The Streets and the third titled Who's Gonna Take The Weight?, which are all titles of Gang Starr songs. The showrunner confirmed at Comic-Con that every episode will be titled after a Gang Starr song. He also promised in his tweets today that episode titles will be revealed every Friday from now until the September 30 premiere.
The showrunner was also present at the Television Critics Association summer tour today, where he confirmed a number of new details about the series. One of the show's biggest sets is a club called Harlem's Paradise, which is owned by Cottonmouth Stokes (Mahershala Ali). Cheo Hodari Coker revealed that there will actually be some famous musicians performing at this club.
"We always said that God forbid the show doesn't work, at least we can book out the club. We were lucky enough to have, you know, Raphael Saadiq and Faith Evans and Jadakiss and Charles Bradley, and a number of people that you're going to see in these episodes. So, on one hand, it's a living, breathing club and also, gangsters love music. So that's the thing about what the club represents to Cottonmouth, as well as to his family. It's really our Iron Throne, to a certain extent, is that club. Even the way that it's established, it just really sets up our version of this universe in a really compelling, really fun way."
The showrunner added that these musicians will be performing a mixture of their own hits, along with original music on the Netflix series. Cheo Hodari Coker also took to Twitter just minutes ago to clarify that Jadakiss is not performing on the show, and that he actually "mumbled" The Stylistics, and "someone got confused." Take a look at Cheo Hodari Coker's tweets below, and stay tuned for more on Luke Cage.
#LukeCage . One "Moment of Truth." Two: "Code of The Streets". Three: "Who's Gonna Take The Weight?— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) July 29, 2016
Look for new titles every Friday until SWEET September 30th.— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) July 29, 2016
Jadakiss, whom I got mad love for, is not performing on Luke Cage. I mumbled The Stylistics and someone got confused.— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) July 29, 2016
"People Make The World Go Round," as a needledrop is used to great effect in a future episode...one of our dopest.— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) July 29, 2016