15 Other Ric Flair Rants Rappers Should Sample
You’ve probably heard it before. Pusha T has sampled it. Rick Ross has done the same. It’s Ric Flair’s “What Dreams Are Made Of” rant that hip-hop has broken down word for word. In our world, boasting about your stance in the game and flashing your riches is nothing new. The way Flair did it though? Charismatic. Intense. And full of swagger. Don’t believe us? Here’s a reminder:
“It’s so hard for me to sit back here in this studio, looking at a guy out here, hollering my name!—When last year I spent more money, on spilled liquor, in bars from one side of this world to the other, than you made! You’re talking to the Rolex wearing, diamond ring wearing, kiss stealing, whoa! wheelin dealin’, limosuine riding, jet flying son of a gun and I’m having a hard time holding these alligators down!”
Throughout Flair’s multi-decade career, he was able to put on a great performance on the microphone for his promos and interviews. It has supplied him with some of the best rants we’ve ever seen live on television. To help out rappers who want to pay homage to the man again, here are 15 other memorable moments that have produced some timeless catchphrases. Use any of these to give your next hip-hop track an added cool.—Eric Diep
Previously: 16 Hip-Hop Pro Wrestling Entrance Themes
Stylin' And Profilin'
Best Quote: "Atlanta, Georgia. Greensboro, North Carolina. Charlotte, North Carolina. Chicago. Tampa, Florida. Miami. Dallas, Texas. I don't care where the city is. When you know Ric Flair is in town. Things are taken place."
To Be The Man
Best Quote: "But pal, today, you gotta beat Ric Flair one more time. Remember Steamboat. And pal, I'll kiss your boots if you can do it. But to be the man, you gotta beat the man. And I'm saying "Wooo!""
Best Quote: "First of all, we'll start the day off by telling ya it is Rolex time Tully Blanchard! So don't be bringing out one of those Mickey Mouse watches."
Real Men Stay Up
Best Quote: "If you are a man, you don't cry about it. You take life - the ups and downs. If you are a real man, you never go down, you just stay up. That's why I am the World Champion. That's why this sports coat cost $800 and that cost $200!"
Still The Champ
Best Quote: "It's that time of the year where all the women around the world are thinking about Christmas. So do you know what I'd give ya? I give you a mink coat, I give you Ric Flair. And I give you the Four Horsemen."
You're Looking At The Man
Best Quote: "Magnum T.A. riding around in that funky motorcycle. Why don't you get a Mercedes Benz and be a real man?"
There Goes The Man
Best Quote: "At Delta, the girls call me cool. At Eastern, the girls call me Slick Ric. And all the other women around the world just say ... awww, there goes the man ... Woo!"
What Women Want
Best Quote: "Unlike that girl you are walking out with, she knows the Nature Boy!"
Best Quote: "Mean Gean, who made this coat? Hugo Boss? Armani? You said I'm broke? Hell, my life's just startin' jack!"
Best Quote: "Don't put the camera on those girls when I am on TV. Keep that picture on me, man."
Best Quotes: “Pal, I’m gonna take your girlfriend home and make her say Mickey Mouse. I’m not kidding ya.”
"Who are you to ever tell me how to wrestle? I'm Ric Flair!"
"I was born with a golden spoon in my mouth. Nobody likes it. It's the old adage of: "You like to hear somebody is doing pretty good, but you don’t want to hear they’re doing better than you."
"You see, the bottom line is I’ve always done better than everybody else. Only because of one reason—I was born with a golden spoon. I inherited the ability, I inherited the money, I inherited the God-given best looks in the world today"
"And with this, I dress myself in ultra suede; I dress myself in cashmere, yeah. I dress $100 pleated slacks. I dress myself in alligator shoes. I wear a $15,000 Rolex. I got a Mercedes Benz, Roles Royces. The biggest house, on the biggest hill, on the biggest side of town. You know, why I got all that... Because I was born with a golden spoon."
"I wanna party, but I gotta tell you like this. For the Hogans and the Macho Mans and the Pipers and the Sixs. Now it's Ric Flair and you pay homage to the man."
"I'm Ric Flair. I'm the president. I'm the man."