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The Luke Cage Inspired Retro Playlist

When Luke Cage: Hero for Hire (1972) was released as the first African-American super hero comic book, it hit the scene during the Blaxploitation era of the seventies.  Blaxploitation films featured other popular African-American heros like Shaft and Foxy Brown. 

In addition to the fros, jive talk and disco fashions, the music featured during those films was so distinct and soulful.

Inspired by Luke Cage and his retro roots, we give nod to him and the other Blaxplotation heros with a 70’s inspired playlist that includes some old school tunes as well as grovey new beats.  Enjoy!