There is a long history of gangster movies influencing hip-hop culture, whether it’s rapper names, album titles, music videos, or lyrical references. There are four films which have cemented their place in hip-hop and pop culture in general: Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather,’ Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goodfellas,’ Brian De Palma’s ‘Scarface,’ and the lesser known ‘The King of New York,’ directed by Abel Ferrara.

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