The Ultimate Warrior Dies: 5 Rap Songs Shouting Out the Wrestling Legend

Just days after being inducted into World Wrestling Entertainment’s Hall of Fame and delivering a spirited speech in the ring on Monday (April 7), The Ultimate Warrior suddenly died yesterday (April 8). "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior,” a statement from the brand reads.  

Though the reason for his unexpected death at 54 has not been revealed yet, what’s for sure is that he leaves behind a legion of fans that loved both his antics and maneuvers in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

A chunk of those followers come from the hip-hop community, rappers that have peppered their lyrics with references to Warrior’s ring rope shaking, face paint, and standing up to foes like he did. Check out five songs that do just that below.

Big L's "Principal of the New School"
Lyric: "Slammin’ niggas like the Ultimate Warrior."

Slaughterhouse’s "Onslaught 2"
Lyric: "They say you the Ultimate Warrior/ I agree/ You die and come back/ won't nobody notice." (Joe Budden)

The Game's "Let Us Live"
Lyric: "I was Ultimate Warrior to you bully-ass niggas."

Danny Brown's "No Hook"
Lyric: "Shake that ho like Ultimate Warrior do the ropes."

Action Bronson's "Mr. Songwriter"
Lyric: "Peace to the Ultimate Warrior/ Posted up in Astoria."