The 50 Best Movie Dialogue Samples in Hip-Hop

30. Dr. Octagon Samples Cabin Boy

Song: "Halfsharkalligatorhalfman" (1996)


It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see why Kool Keith would appreciate a movie like Cabin Boy (1994). Starring David Letterman's buddy Chris Elliott, of cult TV show Get A Life fame, the absurd fantasy of fancy lad Nathanial Mayweather (Elliott) sailing the seven seas and encountering a creature with "the body of a shark and the arms and face of a man" is the type of offbeat humor Mr. Rhythm X has been displaying since his days with Ultra.

The Cabin Boy sample laid down by Dan the Automator that preceded the bonus cut "Halfsharkalligatorhalfman" ("I would have been completely dead had it not been for the shark man!" exclaims Mayweather after a deep-sea close call with Chocki, the mythical fish dude) only appeared on the OG version of Dr. Octagonecologyst (Bulk Recordings), but the seed of inspiration was planted and Keith invented Mr. Gerbik, the 208 year-old uncle of Dr. Octagon who happens to be half-shark, half-man with alligator skin. Call us loco, but you get the feeling that this movie and Kool Keith were destined for each other.

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