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Wired 25: The 25 Greatest Brooklyn Anthems Ever [LISTEN]

6. Old Dirty Bastard – “Brooklyn Zoo” | Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version


This song isn’t about Brooklyn. This song isn’t about a zoo in Brooklyn. This song isn’t even about a zoo in Brooklyn, but you can’t put a catchy title on a song that so captures the essence of a city like this record. Long live Dirt Mcgirt.

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  • misijode

    This song also appears on 42 the film about Jackie Robinson release on theater in april.

  • BrooklynPrime

    Where is Go Stetsa!?! By Stetsasonic

  • BKThoroughbred

    “Brooklyn’s rep for robbing cats was the best kept secret until this track dropped…”
    ^
    Negatory, BK always had a rep for making cats “Run That”….”Manhattan keeps on making/ Brooklyn keeps on taking it…..”

    And the list kinda sucks. First it leaves out the original BK anthem. “Brooklyn’s in the house” by Cut Master DC. Next I can think of at least 3 more songs that capture the spirit of BK way more than most of the songs listed. How about:

    -Broken English by Smooth Da Hustla & Trigger Da Gambler
    -Bucktown by Smiff & Wesson
    -Danger by Blahzay Blahzay

    You’re. Not. From. Brooklyn.

  • CrownKing

    Where’s Bucktown