Watch A Classic Wu-Tang Clan Track As Sung Through Movie Dialogue
If I have to tell you that a Wu-Tang song is NSFW, even when it's comprised of movie dialogue, then there is no hope for you.
Production is in full swing for the upcoming NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, but we’re still waiting on Wu-Tang Clan to become the center of a major motion picture. (Preferably one with a sizable bee and kung-fu budget.) The video above is probably the next best thing, as it’s one of Wu-Tang’s most popular songs ("Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' Ta Fuck Wit") as "sung" using a wide variety of movie clips. And it is amazing. Why haven’t YouTube and IMDb gotten together to fill the Internet with mash-ups like this?
The video, which was recently compiled by YouTuber "Jukka-Pekka Bohm," seems like it would have been inspired entirely by the opening clip of Bill Murray saying "Wu-Tang Clan," as seen in Jim Jarmusch’s 2004 flick Coffee and Cigarettes. (The scene, which shows up later in the video, also features rappers GZA and RZA.) Anytime I see a video like this, during which I sit agog at the plethora of films on display, I start a mental slow clap, wishing I had the patience and the energy to make stuff like this.
Name a movie, and there’s a good chance its production unwittingly contained a Wu-Tang lyric. Everything from Star Wars to Holy Grail to The Matrix to Lord of the Rings. Using The Lion King’s Nala for the "You’re dead," line is the kind of genius that schools and standardized tests just can’t measure. For those who want to hear the song as performed by the original artists –all 730 of them – you can listen to it below.
Jukka-Pekka Bohm has quite a few solid mash-ups and supercuts uploaded, though this one is currently the only one dedicated to a hip-hop classic. Below is another must-see, though, as it features ten minutes of Keith David’s most memorable quotes from his career. Requisite Requiem for a Dream gross-out line at 3:03.
I may spend the rest of the afternoon putting together a rap song lyric compilation just from Keith David lines. If only he was in a movie called "I Ain’t Mad at Cha."
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