Legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man has been waiting a long time for a show like Luke Cage. His reaction to finally seeing the hero known as Power Man kick ass? Totally hyped, son.

With a villain who runs a nightclub and a main character who puts on headphones when he’s ready to kick ass, music’s going to play a big part in the next Netflix Marvel superhero series. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker got his start as a writer covering hip-hop for magazines like The Source and Vibe and the show’s soundtrack is being done by Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad. This new behind-the-scenes video takes a look at how the show is looking to channel the energy of hip-hop into this TV-anchored slice of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


True story: Years ago, when working for the now-defunct Teen People magazine, I interviewed Method Man about his participation in the old Def Jam fighting games developed and published by EA. We wound up talking about his deep obsessive love of old-school Marvel comics and his video gaming habits, which at the time included playing a lot of online matches in SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals for the PS2. That brother knew his maps.