William Hart & The Delfonics Featured in New Netflix Web TV Series Luke Cage

William Hart & The Delfonics Featured in New Netflix Web TV Series Luke Cage

(Above photo courtesy of AdrianYoungeVEVO and YouTube)

William ‘Poogie’ Hart’s La La Records, LLC is happy to announce that William Hart & The Delfonics are featured singers and actors in the 9th episode (entitled “DWYCK”) of the popular new web television series Luke Cage, which premiered on Netflix on 9/30/2016.

The thrilling action/adventure TV Series, based on the popular, fictional Marvel Comics‘ superhero character of the same name, stars Mike Colter along with Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Sônia Braga.  Filmed in New York City and largely taking place in Harlem, NY, the series was developed by executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker and produced by Marvel Television in conjunction with ABC Studios.  Jeph Loeb and Coker were the co-executive producers, and the music score was composed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.  Younge previously worked with William Hart on the popular classic Philly Soul/Hip-Hop-infused 2013 album on Wax Poetics Records entitled  “Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics.”  (Read more about the 90’s New York Hip-Hop and Classic Soul-inspired music score, also featuring a full 30 piece orchestra, for the Luke Cage TV series here.)

  • View a YouTube video clip, posted by the Los Angeles Times, featuring an extensive interview with executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker and actor Mike Colter in which they discuss the themes, setting, and music of the TV series here.  (At 3:50, there is a discussion of the music presented throughout the series, including mentioning The Delfonics at 5:00.)
  • View Adrian Younge’s popular, official YouTube video for the song “Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love),” starring William Hart and Saudia Mills, from the album “Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics” here and listen to the song as part of the soundtrack for Marvel’s Luke Cage here.
  • View a history of The Delfonics as presented on the website of Stax Records here.
Steven Kahn

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