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In his upcoming movie 2 Guns alongside Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington took Lil Wayne’s classic rap lyric “Make it Rain” and made it even more epic with the help of a blazing grenade.

Since hip-hop’s inception, movies – particularly those with full on blazing action – and rap music have always gone hand in hand. Both tell hardcore tales of crime and violence while even glorifying their bad-guy characters.

While most don’t exactly condone the actions described in these types of films, we can’t deny the major influence classic gangster movie lines have had on hip-hop music, and we all have at least one favorite song that we love to bump when the bad boy mood hits. And we’re willing to bet that at least one of these songs gets regular play on your iTunes.

Denzel may have referenced Lil Wayne in 2 Guns, but rap songs have one upped movie mentions with their lyrical jest. In favor of a little role reversal, here are 10 rap songs that pay homage to the art of film with the inclusion of movie lines. 

Song: Say Hello, Jay Z

Movie: “Scarface”

Line: “Say hello to the bad guy/They say I’m a bad guy”

Song: The Bad Guy, Fabolous

Movie: “Scarface”

Line:I guess I’m the bad guy/The fingers is pointing”

Song: Get at Me, Mobb Deep

Movie: “King of New York”

Line:Now we all get to know what it’s like…When some asshole’s gonna step out of the dark and blow your head off…I want you to know what it’s like to live that way”

Song: Brooklyn’s Finest, Jay Z ft. Notorious B.I.G

Movie: “Carlito’s Way”

Line: “Ok, I’m reloaded! You motherfuckers think you big time, fucking with Jay-Z, you gon’ die big time! Here come the pain!”

Song: Incarcerated Scarfaces, Raekwon

Movie: “The Killer”

Line: “He looks determined without being ruthless. Something heroic in his manner, there’s a courage about him. Doesn’t look like a killer. Comes across so calm, acts like he has a dream, full of passion. You don’t trust me, huh? Well you know why. I do, we’re not supposed to trust anyone in our profession anyway.”

Song: Regulate, Warren G ft. Nate Dogg

Movie: “Young Guns”

Line:Regulators…We regulate any stealing of his property and we damn good too. But you can’t be any geek off the street, gotta be handy with the steel if you know what I mean, earn your keep.”

Song: Flava in Ya Ear (Remix), Craig Mack ft. Notorious B.I.G

Movie: “The Warriors”

Line: “Bad boys, come out and play”

Song: The World is Yours, Nas

Movie: “Scarface”

Line: “Whose world is it? The world is yours”

Song: Watch Your Bitches, Beanie Sigel

Movie: “Goodfellas”

Line: As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be was a gangster”

Song: Success, Jay Z ft. Nas

Movie: “American Gangster”

Line: “Your Success took a shot at you. What are you going to do now? How are you gonna kill it? You’re gonna become unsuccessful? Frank, you can be successful and have enemies? Be unsuccessful too, and even have friends.”