A term referring to the ghettos of New York City's Staten Island district. The term was made famous by rap group Wu-Tang Clan whom hail from the areas (most of the members do any way). By far most, if not all of the "slums of Shaolin" can be found on the boroughs ruff and tumble North Shore. Common characteristics that can be found in the neighborhoods considered the "slums of Shaolin" are drugs, crime, and poverty amongst others.
"Staplton, the Wild West (West Brighton), Park Hill, Port Richmond, Now Borne (New Brighton), Jungle Nillz (Mariners Harbor)" - Method Man, "Shaolin What!?"