10 Spike Lee Hip-Hop Moments – Old School Daze
6) Also in ’95, Lee’s film Clockers (released in September) included a great scene that used KRS-One’s “Outta Here”
There’s nothing cooler for movie-loving rap heads than to randomly hear hip-hop jams within mainstream films. Perhaps the most gratifying example of this came in Martin Scorcese’s Academy Award-winning 2006 hit The Departed, which used Nas’s “Thief’s Theme” to great, albeit brief, effect. Eleven years prior, Lee employed a similar tactic in Clockers, brilliantly scoring a sudden homicide to KRS-One’s hard-as-hell, DJ Premier-produced gem.