They call this bullet "the Judas". You barely survived the first blast. You won't survive the second.
- Diamondback (Willis Stryker) (Real name first revealed)
- Stokes Crime Family
- Hammer Advanced Weapons Systems (Named only)
- Manny (First appearance)
- Cornell Stokes (Corpse) (Main story and flashback)
- Candace Miller
- Joel Spurlock (Mentioned)
- Alex Wesley
- WHiH World News
- Genghis Connie's (Mentioned)
- Pop (Mentioned)
- Bobby Fish
- Donovan and Partners
- Tony (Mentioned)
- Rafael Scarfe (Mentioned)
- Jessica Jones (Mentioned)
- James Lucas (Mentioned)
- Dana Stryker (Mentioned)
- Reva Connors (Mentioned)
- Mama Mabel (Photo)
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|Luke Cage||Mike Colter|
|Detective Misty Knight||Simone Missick|
|Diamondback / Willis Stryker||Erik LaRay Harvey|
|Claire Temple||Rosario Dawson|
|Councilwoman Mariah Dillard||Alfre Woodard|
|Inspector Priscilla Ridley||Karen Pittman|
|Benjamin Donovan||Danny Johnson|
|Candace Miller||Deborah Ayorinde|
|Alex||John Clarence Stewart|
|Amos||R. Marcos Taylor|
|Reporters||Tristan Laurence; Qurrat Ann Kadwani|
- The Gang Starr song the episode is named after is "Blowin' Up the Spot", from their album Hard to Earn. The song's boasts that Guru can defeat you with mere words can be seen in Diamondback, Luke's enemy, and his preachy nature.
- The song featured in the episode is "King Of New York" by Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge.
- Diamondback's first lines, his taunts to Luke, are references to lines in the 1979 film The Warriors.
- During the scene where Diamondback holds Misty at gunpoint, there's a dumpster seen with the logo "Timely Trash". The logo is the same as the Timely Comics logo.