The 50 Best Movie Dialogue Samples in Hip-Hop

35. Def Squad Samples The Warriors

Song: "Can U Dig It?" (1998)


Preceded by a skit in which Keith Murray re-enacts the role of Cyrus (Roger Hill) during the well-remembered gang meeting in the park, this Def Squad tune relies on the second most popular line from The Warriors (1979) "Can you dig it?!" for the chorus ("Warriors, come out and playyyyayyy" is arguably the more known line from the film). What's interesting is that producer Erick Sermon uses both Murray's rendition of the line followed up by Hill's actual reading then caps it off with the roar of the gangbangin' crowd. It's an amusing take on an often-used part. But the question remains: Can you dig it?

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