"Met Ali, he told me I'm the greatest" -- Will Smith, "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It"
"I'm the greatest man I said that before I knew I was" -- Drake, "Under Ground Kings"
"Ayo, I'm the greatest, I'm like Muhammad Ali" -- EPMD (Erick Sermon), "Blow"
"America tried to emasculate the greats / Murder Malcolm, gave Cassius the shakes/ Wait, tell them rumble young man rumble / Try to dim your lights tell you be humble" -- Jay Z, "F.U.T.W."
"You see, I got more clothes than Muhammad Ali and I dress so viciously" -- Sugarhill Gang, "Rapper's Delight"
"I'm the greatest of all time like I'm young Ali / Played Muhammad to these thoughts" -- Nipsey Hussle, "Rose Clique"
"Remind me of when they tried to have Ali enlisted / If I ever wasn't the greatest n---a, I must have missed it" -- Kanye West "Gorgeous" feat. Kid Cudi and Raekwon
"Be all u can be, be the greatest like Muhammed Ali / Make them love you when they hate to see" -- Master P, "Whole Hood"
"A glass of 'ze make a man Cassius Clay" -- Nas, "The Message"
"Because I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee / Woah, I'm the E of EPMD" -- EPMD, "You're A Customer"
""Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" / That's the late great words of Muhammad Ali" -- Migos, "Built Like Me"
"Like Ali I'mma float like a butterfly sting like a bee cuz its big" -- Gucci Mane, "Classical (Intro)"
"I refugee from Guantanamo Bay / Dance around the border like I'm Cassius Clay" -- Fugees, "Ready Or Not"
"I'm bout to rumble in the jungle in these new Kanye's/ Ali Bomaye! Ali Bomaye!" -- The Game feat. 2 Chainz & Rick Ross "Ali Bomaye"
"Now if you can't relate then maybe you are too complacent / Athletes today are scared to make Muhammad Ali statements" -- Nas and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley feat. Lil Wayne and Joss Stone, "My Generation"
"Primetime, basking in the lime/ Cassius in his prime, coloring out of the line / 'Cause they don’t want nobody that’s colored out of the lines" -- Kanye West & Jay Z, "Primetime"
Muhammad Ali: 9 Famous Quotes From the Boxing Legend
"They try to box me in like Cassius Clay / Hey I'm like Muhammad when he fasted" -- Common, "The Game"
"Don't box me into the corner, I/ Float like a butterfly, sting like Muhammad A/ On training day I go too hard, ask Antoine Fuqua" -- X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons feat. Jay Z "Jungle (Remix)"
"I remember when Cassius Clay flipped the script/ Taking trips to Zimbabwe/ Africans started calling the God, Ali Bombaye" -- Fugees feat. John Forté, A Tribe Called Quest & Busta Rhymes, "Rumble In The Jungle"