(AllHipHop News) Two years ago, Adrian Younge told AllHipHop that he and Ali Shaheed Muhammad had to put their joint project on hold because they were scoring a "big project." It turns out Younge and Muhammad ended up working on the sounds for the Luke Cage series on Netflix.
Season two of the Marvel Cinematic Universal program is hitting the streaming service on June 22, and the two Hip Hop creators are now ready to release The Midnight Hour album. The jazz-orchestral infused collection arrived today (June 8).
The Midnight Hour consists of guest features by CeeLo Green, Raphael Saadiq, Bilal, Marsha Ambrosius, Questlove, No I.D., and more. Vocal stems of the late R&B legend Luther Vandross appears on the single "So Amazing."
Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge released the following statement:
We are huge lovers of Luther Vandross’ music. Our adoration towards Luther was mentioned in a passing conversation, which prompted SONY Legacy to invite us to meet with the members of Luther’s estate. We discussed many things and a question was posed, if one could reimagine Luther’s music in 2018 what would it sound like? Our version of 'So Amazing' is an example of a unique and special collaboration towards reimagining one of his classic songs. In addition to this song we will be making an announcement soon in relation to Luther Vandross and Spotify, but for now we present to you the initial blossom from this collaboration."
Previously, Younge presented his own solo efforts such as The Electronique Void. He has also teamed with Ghostface Killah and Souls Of Mischief for full-length projects. His compositions were used as the soundscape for Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier's first PRhyme LP as well.
Muhammad is a member of the seminal Hip Hop group A Tribe Called Quest. The New York-based crew are responsible for the critically acclaimed albums People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, The Low End Theory, Midnight Marauders, and WeGot It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service.