art from marvel comics’s essential power man and iron fist by dave cockrum and daughters of the dragon by khari evans and christina strain
–Dialogue from Four Assassins, interview with RZA from Wu-Tang here regarding kung-fu samples
The two best genres to come out of the ’70s are blaxploitation and kung fu cinema. While blaxploitation was essentially invented by whites, blacks came out in droves to support it. For some reason, blacks embraced both genres. Maybe it was the dope names. Master Killer, Ghostface Killer, Golden Arms, Grandmaster, Five Deadly Venoms… It could’ve been the fighting, or the stories about the underdog fighting against a corrupt regime, or infighting… could’ve been any number of things, really.
The only thing that matters is that both are dope.