Luke Cage Season 2 Episodes Are Titled After Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Songs
Fans of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth now have more incentive to watch the upcoming season of Luke Cage.
Viewers of the Marvel series know that its soundtrack is heavily inspired by 1980s and 1990s Hip-Hop. Launching June 22, all of Season 2’s episodes are titled after Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth songs. The move follows last season’s episode names belonging to Gang Starr songs, including “Step In The Arena,” “DWYCK,” and “You Know My Steez.” Both of these decisions can be credited to Luke Cage creator, executive producer, and show-runner Cheo Hodari Coker.
Before working in film and television, Coker’s media career began as a Hip-Hop journalist in the 1990s. While Cheo has not specified the Season 2 titles yet, “Act Like You Know,” “Straighten It Out,” “I Get Physical,” and “The Creator” could all stand as possibilities. Pete Rock, an avid comic book Head, expressed his appreciation for the nod. He shared the news on social media.
Recently, Pete Rock and Gang Starr’s DJ Premier have stated that they are working together to produce an upcoming De La Soul album. The legendary production peers have previously announced plans to release a battle-beat album akin to some past collaborative concerts.
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth may be up to some things. In 2016, Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth toured and were photographed in the studio together. There was a late-year announcement of a third full-length group album (and first since 1994’s The Main Ingredient).
Following Season 1, Luke Cage was ranked the biggest-streaming series of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2017.
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