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.

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  • lolomgrotf

    finally i get to say FIRST !!!!!!!!!

  • Q461

    Spike’s made alot of dope films. Also a lot of shitty ones ( like most directors). I gotta say Clockers is my fav Spike film no doubt. Love the 2 crooklyn dodger joints too, you didn’t list the return which had OC, Chubb Rock and Jeru the Damaja. That shit was crack back then.

  • Kam

    Ayo! dat boy ross loose with the fat spliff on the yacht with debra lee n spike lee n white folk lol ricky be tokin everywhere he at n aint no one be trippin lol

  • Worley

    What about Spike’s cameo in “Scenario?” That’s my favorite Spike Lee hip-hop moment.

  • BeerGangsta

    This was the shit!! Love this song. Young school jack azz don’t know nothing about this. Take notes wack fuckers!!

  • Shakespeare

    Spike has only made two good films, Do the Right Thing and Malcom X. Everything else has been garbage!

  • Glock Mane

    Spike nigger you dope, Ricky you aint bad, but SHIT! I’m fucking awsome!!!