Netflix’s web television series, Marvel’s Luke Cage has featured numerous talented musical guests and this article will discuss each one. Empire provided the blueprint on using music to make a show undeniable and Luke Cage has done a great job following it. There’s nothing better than the musical performances at Harlem’s Paradise.
The show’s writers do a wonderful job using the music to bring the action scenes to live. Some of the talented artists that have made appearances on the series include Raphael Saadiq, Faith Evans, Charles Bradley, The Delfonics, Method Man and Jidenna.
Luke Cage Musical Guests
Raphael Saadiq performs “Good Man” and “Angel”
In the show’s premiere episode, Raphael Saadiq performs his 2011 track, “Good Man.” The soulful song is about betrayal. Saadiq delivers lyrics about a man dealing with his partner’s cheating.
The singer also performs “Angel” which hasn’t appeared on any of his previous albums:
Faith Evans performs “Mesmerized”
On episode 2 of season 1, “Code of the Streets” Faith Evans performs her song “Mesmerized.” The track appeared on her 2005 album The First Lady and features a 1960s-vibe.
Charles Bradley performs “Ain’t A Sin”
On episode 3, “Who’s Gonna Take The Weight” Charles Bradley performs “Ain’t A Sin” which was written by the Menahan Street Band and Brian Profilio.
Jidenna performs “Long Live The Chief”
On episode 5, “Just To Get A Rep” Jidenna performs his song, “Long Live The Chief”:
Episode 5 also features Mahalia Jackson’s track “Trouble of the World”:
The Delfonics perform “Stop And Look And You Have Found Love”
In episode 9, “DWYCK” The Delfonics deliver their classic track “Stop And Look And You Have Found Love”:
Episode 10, “Now You’re Mine” featured Dusty Springfield’s song, “Son Of A Preacher Man”:
Method Man performs “Bulletproof Love”
In episode 12, “Soliloquy of Chaos” Method Man delivers his track “Bulletproof Love”:
Episode 12 also featured Ghostface Killah’s song “Blood On The Cobblestones”:
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings perform “100 Days, 100 Nights”
In episode 13, “You Know My Steez” Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings perform “100 Days, 100 Nights”: