What does Reggae music and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have in common? Well during episode 7 during season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage, Stephen Marley makes multiple appearances and tops a reggae filled soundtrack to the Netflix series.
Luke Cage is a Marvel TV Series based on a superhero named Carl Lucas who is a man with super strength and unbreakable skin caused by a sabotaged experiment that leads him to take on the persona of Luke Cage defending his Harlem, NY neighborhood.
In season 2 of the show, one of Luke Cage’s villains is John McIver, aka Bushmaster, a gangster whose origins in the show stem from Jamaica. Along with Bushmaster’s origins is a soundtrack of reggae music as the score during much of season 2’s action, soulful and intimate scenes are rich with island infused genre.
Stephen Marley makes his debut on the show with an acoustic performance of “You’re Gonna Leave” followed by a full band performance of “Chase Dem.” The entire season is full of reggae, blues, soul and hip hop. The show spans a collection of songs from Gregory Isaac’s “Night Nurse”, Barrington Levy’s “Under Mi Sensi” to Fugee’s “Ready or Not.”
While episode 7 might be the highlight based on Stephen Marley’s guest appearance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the whole season is an enjoyable score of music that accents the personality of the show as if the music is a character narrating the story from its suspense to its reflections.
No word on whether or not Stephen Marley will form into a superhero, but he will be busy on the road performing alongside Rebelution, Common Kings, Zion I and DJ Mackle. Additional links are below.