Warning: Luke Cage Spoilers Ahead.
In the second half of Marvel’s Luke Cage Netflix series, Method Man, portraying himself, is interviewed on a radio show, where he shares an account of how Luke Cage foiled an attempted robbery at a convenience store that he was present at. As a token of his appreciation, Method Man agreed to exchange hoodies with the hero, taking possession of the bullet hole-ridden one the defender of Harlem was wearing. It is then that we are treated to Method Man freestyle rapping about Luke Cage on the radio as we intercut with a movement growing on the streets of Harlem as African-American men all over are buying hoodies filled with bullet holes as a sign that they stand in solidarity with Luke. You can listen to the song below. It contains some references to the MCU like Iron Man as well as references to the real-life figures like Trayvon Martin.
Music Supervisors Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad recently spoke about what kind of song they wanted to create along with Method Man for the Luke Cage soundtrack.
“From a musical perspective, Ali and I look at this as we’re creating 13 albums, know what I’m saying? It’s 13 episodes like 13 albums. We have music that is inspired by A Tribe Called Quest but at the same time inspired by Wu, and Ennio Morricone, and we all came together and said that we all wanted to make something great. Not just for black people or minorities, just something great, that just happens to be based on our culture. It was one of those things where I was like yo, we have a chance to make history here.”
Luke Cage stars Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Alfre Woodard, and Mahershala Ali and is now currently streaming all 13 episodes exclusively on Netflix.