Marvel comics has been giving hip-hop a huge look within their franchise with their hugely popular Black Panther comic book series and now with the Luke Cage drama on Netflix. Last Sunday (July 24), at San Diego Comic Con, producers revealed that every episode from Luke Cage will be named after a Gang Starr song.
This is a huge treat for fans who love both the comic book world and hip-hop. There’s no word what song titles they will use for Luke Cage’s first season. We nominate “Just to Get a Rep,” “Mass Appeal” and “The Militia” just to name a few. Somewhere in heaven, the late rapper Guru is looking down and smiling.
This great news follows after Marvel also announced that a 15-year-old black girl named Riri Williams will don the red-and-yellow iron suit in the upcoming installment of the Iron Man comic book starting in the fall. Props to Marvel for bringing diversity into their world of superheroes.
As for now, we can enjoy the Luke Cage trailer which features some music from Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s song “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.”
Marvel’s Luke Cage series will premiere via Netflix on Sept. 30.
— DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) July 29, 2016