The 50 Best Movie Dialogue Samples in Hip-Hop

17. Jay-Z Samples Gladiator

Song: "What More Can I Say" (2003)


For an MC as skilled and accomplished as Jay-Z, it's not difficult to understand why the boastful "Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?" yelled by the victorious Maximus (Russell Crowe) after brutally slaying his competition in Gladiator (2000) is so appealing. Not only is the murderous mayhem inside the massive arena a perfect metaphor for a rapper's verbal destruction of his rivals, but the question posed to the stunned audience is rhetorical, he knows damn well the crowd is wowed by his talents.

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