The 50 Best Movie Dialogue Samples in Hip-Hop

3. Wu-Tang Samples Shaolin & Wu Tang

Song: "Bring da Ruckus" (1993)


Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is musical brilliance in its rawest form. Sounding like no other rap album before it, this mystical masterpiece incorporated the dubbed dopeness of kung fu movie dialogue (which many hip-hop artists and fans grew up watching and loving) with rugged-as-hell production. By naming itself after the lethal sword style in the movie Shaolin & Wu Tang (1981), the Wu-Tang Clan was able to sample with great effect the parts in that film and others that mentioned the Wu's moniker just like the part utilized at the beginning of "Bring da Ruckus."

"Shaolin shadowboxing and the Wu-Tang sword style," says the evil Mr. Law (Wang Lung-Wei) as he challenges a rival. "If what you say is true the Shaolin and the Wu-Tang could be dangerous. Do you think your Wu-Tang sword can defeat me?” True to rap inventiveness, the sequence of this quoted material from Shaolin & Wu Tang is chopped and rearranged for desired effect, adding “On guard, I’ll let you try my Wu-Tang style,” spoken once again by actor Lung Wei, but this time from another movie, Ten Tigers from Kwangtung (1979).

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