Today In Hip-Hop: Ol’ Dirty Bastard Drops His Debut Single “Brooklyn Zoo”

On this day, Feb. 3rd, in hip-hop history… 1995: Today marks the twenty year anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard dropping his first single "Brooklyn Zoo" off his debut solo album Return to the 36th Chambers: The Dirty Version. The Elektra Records release showed off ODB's sporadicly infectious rap style and marked his ascension from Wu-Tang Clan founder to solo MC. Backed by a simple piano medley, "Brooklyn Zoo" is compromised of one vigorously long verse where the Bastard deems himself a "one many army" and describes the savage streets of his home borough, Brooklyn, N.Y. ODB delivered a story of hip-hop ...

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