SPOILER ALERT N!GGA! Peep that @MethodMan cameo/music video from @LukeCage

In case you somehow managed to to not know, Marvel's highly anticipated Netflix series Luke Cage dropped this weekend.  This music video Bulletproof Love by Method Man (ripped in full directly from an episode of the series) stands as a great example of how the show pays homage and respect to black pop culture.
 


Meth drops in on Sway and Heather B's show to explain how Cage (himself on the run from cops) stopped to foil a robbery at a bodega.  Of course, Cage and Meth recognize each other. 
 

To help Cage evade capture, Meth exchanges his hoodie for Cage's bullethole-ridden one. Wearing Cage's tattered sweatshirt with pride, Meth sparks an establishment-defying fashion trend.

This is entertainment activism at its best. Luke Cage manages to address many of the social problems faced by people of color in a show-not-tell manner.  In addition to wearing its love of black pop culture (jazz, blaxploitation, hip hop, Prince vs MJ, etc) as a badge of honor, Luke Cage features black characters from all parts of the socioeconomic spectrum, and depicts women in positions of power who kick ass and look really (REALLY!) good doing it.

But this isn't supposed to be a review of the show.  I just wanted to share the video. CLICK HERE to cop Bulletproof Love on iTunes.

Have great day!
-samax

Samax Amen is a professional Content Developer, Illustrator and Cartoonist. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like Herman Heed, Champion of Children, The Brother and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008.



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG! LUKE CAGE! THE EX-CON CIVILLIZED BY BLONDE,BLUE-EYED DANNY RAND AKA IRON FIST!

- just like Cloak the druggie that talks weird killer, being civilized by blonde, blue-eyed Barbie aka Dagger
- just like Roberto DaCosta aka Sunspot, the dark skinned Brazilian angry violent guy being civilized by blonde, blue-eyed Illyana Rasputin aka Magik
- just like Roberto DaCosta aka Sunspot, the dark skinned Brazilian angry violent guy being civilized by blonde, blue-eyed Gideon
- just like Bishop, the dark skinned African angry violent guy being civilized by Professor X aka white skinhead
- just like Hollywood Johnny Storm aka Human Torch movie version, the dark skinned angry violent guy being civilized by blonde, blue-eyed Susan Richards aka Invisible Girl
- just like Ororo Munoe aka Storm, the dark skinned African theif being civilized by Professor X aka white skinhead
- just like Maggot, the dark skinned African pimp womanizer guy being civilized by Professor X aka white skinhead

Anonymous said...

"if you go so much cheese, where are the black distributors?" - Jeru da Damaja

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