Muhammad Ali's punches delivered knockout moments in the ring, but his one-two wordplay outside the ring was iconic in its own right.
His daughter Maryum Ali even referenced her father's "poems of the heart" on Friday at his memorial service, before reciting her own tribute to him.
A battle rapper in a boxing robe, Ali's flow and rhymes would not only get into the heads of his opponents, but also inspire a generation of rappers to claim they, too, were "The Greatest."
Here are a few of our favorite tracks in honor of The Champ.
The Game - Common (2007)
They try to box me in like Cassius Clay
Hey I'm like Muhammad when he fasted
Fire Squad - J. Cole (2014)
Ain't a way around it no more, I am the greatest
A lotta n---- sat on the throne, I am the latest
I am the bravest, go toe to toe with the giants
My Generation - Nas ft. Damian Marley, Lil Wayne and Joss Stone (2010)
Now if you can't relate then maybe you are too complacent
Athletes today are scared to make Muhammad Ali statements
Whats up with tomorrow? Will you lead? Will you follow?
Under Ground Kings - Drake (2011)
I swear, it's been two years since somebody asked me who I was
I'm the greatest man, I said that before I knew I was
Just Begun - Jay Electronica ft. Reflection Eternal, Yasiin Bey, and J. Cole (2010)
We're still fulfilling the promise, so nice I kill 'em with kindness
Hitting like Muhammad Ali, you more like Tatyana
All this is probably Karma, you dishonored the father
Whether it's God almighty, or the almighty dollar
Win Again - Nicki Minaj (2014)
Soon as I came in, I told them that I would become the greatest
Muhammad Ali of these b-----, and that can't be debated
Til I get there - Lupe Fiasco (2011)
That ain't how it's supposed to be: a butterfly
For the sake of rhyming let's just say "butterflyee"
The truth stings like Muhammad Ali
I tell 'em tell 'em don't homicide me
Many Men - 50 Cent (2003)
I'm the diamond in the dirt that ain't been found
I'm the underground king and I ain't been crowned
When I rhyme something special happen every time
I'm the greatest something like Ali in his prime
Missing You - Chance the Rapper (2012)
Cassius Clay at his head
Atta boy, atta kid
I'ma need a napkin, cook 'em up
And he gon' need a Aspirin, hook him up
#Mine - Lil Kim ft. Kevin Gates (2016)
Her momma hate me, say I'm too advanced, ask her how she's doing
She never say it to my face, I'm turnt up I'm a movie, yeah
At night she hear her daughter scream, Cassius Clay, I boom bye yae