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See our blog for the tracklist: blogrebellen.de/2016/10/03/luk...-netflix-marvel

Not even one week has passed since the entire (first?) season of Marvel's Luke Cage has been released on Netflix worldwide. Since then Netflix's servers have collapsed temporarily, supposedly because a lot of people tried to binge as many episodes of the unlikely smash hit as humanly possible within one weekend. Also the official Luke Cage playlist on Spotify, curated by Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, has gained a lot of plays.

And while the euphoric dust of excitement might yet have to settle before you should trust any review of the entire series of 13 episodes itself, the internet has already made up its mind about the excellent soundtrack. I guess you cannot not notice how good the score is, even if you've only watched a few minutes of the first episode. The intro, the live performances at Cottonmouth's "Harlem's Paradise", all the genres: Rap, Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul...all cooperating to elevate this project way above all other Marvel films and series in terms of atmosphere.

And while a playlist is fine, in fact mighty fine in this very case, we still needed a mixtape. And as nobody else seems to have had the time to make one for us (supposedly people are still busy binge watching) we have taken matters into our own hands.

We hope you dig my selection and Peter's mixing. We also hope that we have been successful in finding and assembling the most iconic and outstanding tracks from the series. Please let us know if you feel we have missed a favorite of yours. We have included one song in two versions because it's so brilliant in both forms. In the series itself you can hear Kadhja Bonet's beautiful voice singing "Remember The Rain". Since the original version from 1974 by a band called 21st Century is just as brilliant, we made an executive decision (Spoiler Alert: ...that hopefully doesn't get us into as much trouble as Tone got into for his "executive decision") to include both.

Up until the 30 minute mark we've got a lot of rap classics including of course Gang Starr's "You Know My Steez", not only because that is also the title of the final episode of the season. And of course there's this ridiculously dope "Long Live The Chief" by Jidenna, an artist that I haven't heard anything so far. Now I can't wait for his album that's going to come out this year and that'll incidentally carry the same name. That's some nice marketing right there!

From minute 31 onwards we're slowing it down quite a bit until we finally finish it all off with Donald Byrd's beautiful "Cristo Redento".

Oh yeah and sorry for naming the whole thing after Cottonmouth's club. That name just fits the vibe so well...

Check out our mix, share it if you like it and let us know if you need a re-up! Always forward, forward always!

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    2:20   Jidenna - Long Live the Chief
    5:20   Adrian Younge - Bulletproof Love
    7:20   Big Daddy Kane - Set It Off
    11:00   Ernie and The Top Notes Inc. - Dap Walk
    14:00   Wu-Tang Clan - Bring Da Ruckus
    18:40   Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
    21:00   Jadakiss - Made Ya Look
    31:40   CHARLES BRADLEY - Changes
    42:40   Ernie Hines - Our Generation
    44:00   Raphael Saadiq - Good Man
    50:20   Kadhja Bonet - Remember the Rain
    54:20   Isaac Hayes - Walk On By
    58:40   Coleman Hawkins - Think Deep
    1:02:00   Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) [1999 - Remaster]

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    • Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
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