Black Caesar/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- Originally offered to Sammy Davis Jr., who turned it down.
- Some of James Brown's songs used in the film were sampled by prominent rap musicians - Das EFX and Ice-T ("The Boss" which is the background music where Tommy Gibbs is shot while crossing a street corner was sampled for Ice-T's "You Played Yourself", and also for Trick Daddy's "Take It To Da House"). More recently, by The Alchemist for Prodigy's currently last album Return of the Mac.
- The film is name-checked in Public Enemy's song "Burn Hollywood Burn", when guest rapper Big Daddy Kane reacts to the abandonment of black culture by Hollywood filmmakers by saying "I got Black Caesar back at the crib. Big Daddy Kane makes another reference to the movie in his song "How U Get A Record Deal".
- The film is a remake of the 1931 film Little Caesar.