96 Recreation
Ol' Dirty Bastard Lyrics


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Yeah, start wit' that one
Yo, yo, yo

My acoustic pugilistic lingustic rap fabric
Is a mixture of Arabic, Sanscrit, English, italics
I talk quick, y'all bitches can't comprehend my dick-release spit
But love should I release hits
We travel through bodies like blood vessels
While y'all crab niggas try to wrestle to be on top of this pedestal
Slang doctrine, minoxin, lyrical toxin, I'm chessboxin'
Words is rushin' through like a herd of angry oxen

Fatal for these pussy cat niggas is dead weight
Concentrate, my murder rate accelerate, terminate
I'm so spoiled like coke in the foil
Knock knock, I shot the whole block
Electricity, flow splendidly
Internally inside of me like Tony Starks' tee
I create excellency, one-sixty call L-O-U-N-G assist me
Papi wardrobe is key, roll promptly
For slang hall, vocabulary Igor, Frankenstein mind
Rewind for a minute while I dig down your track, stupid
I move quick shit is accurate, Kojack tactics
Chaos, Killa Bee minds, high society blackness, spread the rumor

My lyrical marvel makin' more cream than Carvel
Y'all niggas best to hold your weight like barbell
To my verbal swordsman school, students don't play truant
My most prudent pupil, rhyme under influence
Of alcohol and tobacco, mushrooms imported from Morocco
Bellies on the rocks and a twenty sack of choco
With forty tales and gold around the fist, bitch, I carve
Lyrics on the paper so my family won't starve

I'm deep in the shit, I stay highly involved
Never in-conceited, never been beated
Got trapped in many wars but not yet retreated
My style you need it, I just write to read it (damn, nigga)
It's all fresh lyric, no nothing gets repeated (turn the mic on)
I came a long way and, guess what? I succeeded
I conquer my opponent and feed him baby food
'Cause he's childish and illiterate and, yeah, has been rude
To the father year me, O-R-I-G
Respond to the war with the Killa Bee law

Scavenger nigga, you's a shrimp
A full line of shit, my ear can't digest it
Stop drinking all that water, let's take it to the land
So I can Godzilla up your shit, Mr. Tiny Tim man
Niggas be creeping up my beanstalk
When I start to come down on your fucking ass
You tried to chop shit on up
Played my shit like parks, bitch, I'm that

Legendary microphone's weaponry
You secondary bitch-ass fairies
Scary cats won't survive this verbal attack
You think you're slang can match
The Wu-Tang, emphatically now cypher
You fake crumbs, you should be stung on your tongue
While you young guns bunge, we plunge into the grunge
Deep into the dark dungeon, we come in one wind
Nine minds combine to form the wisest rhyme force to summon
I be the quoted mathematical combination
Unloading mysteries of life, you feel my solar wind blowing

Just then, I came on the stage like wind
Blew slang in your face and it touch your skin
You felt chilly, just like you smoked a bag of illy
You need a coat just to protect your throat
Two pairs of socks, kid, I'm cold like ice rocks
Chap-lipped duds can't fuck with the chatterbox
Cherry heads felt the draft of the ox
Shaolin niggas all fuck with one block
They forgot about the big Cappa slang murderer
Down with the union, big street sling murderer
Terrorizing, move, I'm tranquilizing
Fast getaway wit' the slow speed driving




Two miles an hour, Cappa do it wit' the power
Somebody blow something, cut fool in the tower

Overall Meaning

In "96 Recreation," Ol' Dirty Bastard, Cappadonna, and RZA come together to showcase their lyrical prowess and unique rap styles. The lyrics touch on various themes and employ intricate wordplay.


The opening lines introduce ODB's distinctive style, combining different languages and accents in his rap delivery. He boasts about his quick and unpredictable flow, referring to it as "dick-release spit." He compares himself and his fellow Wu-Tang members to blood vessels, effortlessly moving through bodies, while others struggle to reach their level of success.


Cappadonna takes over with a focus on his lyrical skill and ability to create excellence in his rhymes. He mentions his influence from Tony Starks (one of Ghostface Killah's aliases) and describes the internal creative process that drives him. Cappadonna emphasizes his rapid movements and accuracy in his delivery, portraying himself as a strategic and unstoppable force.


RZA's verse reflects on his journey and achievements, emphasizing his success in the rap game. He highlights his ability to overcome obstacles and never back down from a challenge. RZA also asserts that his lyrical rhyme schemes are always fresh and unique, showcasing his talent as a wordsmith.


Overall, the song showcases the individual strengths of each artist while also presenting a united front as Wu-Tang Clan members. The lyrics delve into their distinct personalities and styles, combining clever wordplay, metaphors, and braggadocious lines.


Line by Line Meaning

My acoustic pugilistic lingustic rap fabric
The way I rap is a unique blend of different languages and styles, delivering powerful and impactful lyrics


Is a mixture of Arabic, Sanscrit, English, italics
I incorporate elements from various languages and writing styles, making my rap diverse and captivating


I talk quick, y'all bitches can't comprehend my dick-release spit
I speak with such speed and intensity that you can't fully grasp the depth and meaning of my words


But love should I release hits
But when I unleash my music, it's like a wave of love and admiration from my fans


We travel through bodies like blood vessels
Our music flows through people's minds and souls, connecting with them on a deep level


While y'all crab niggas try to wrestle to be on top of this pedestal
Meanwhile, less talented individuals are competing and struggling to achieve the same level of success and recognition


Slang doctrine, minoxin, lyrical toxin, I'm chessboxin'
I possess a vast arsenal of slang, wordplay, and toxic lyrics, engaging in a strategic battle of wits and clever wordplay


Words is rushin' through like a herd of angry oxen
My words flow rapidly and forcefully, moving like a stampede of powerful beasts


Fatal for these pussy cat niggas is dead weight
For these weak individuals, my rhymes are deadly and burdensome


Concentrate, my murder rate accelerate, terminate
Focus on my lyrics, as they bring about a surge in deadly intensity, terminating the competition


I'm so spoiled like coke in the foil
I am highly valued and desired, just like cocaine wrapped in foil


Knock knock, I shot the whole block
I make a grand entrance, delivering explosive and impactful lyrics to captivate the entire audience


Electricity, flow splendidly
My energy and flow are electrifying, captivating listeners with their brilliance


Internally inside of me like Tony Starks' tee
These qualities reside within me, just like the Iron Man suit Tony Starks wears


I create excellency, one-sixty call L-O-U-N-G assist me
I excel in my craft, achieving greatness, and my fellow Wu-Tang member L-O-U-N-G supports and aids me in my journey


Papi wardrobe is key, roll promptly
Having a stylish and fashionable wardrobe is important, so I make sure to dress impeccably


For slang hall, vocabulary Igor, Frankenstein mind
I have a genius-like ability to construct unique and inventive slang terms, similar to Igor and Frankenstein creating their creations


Rewind for a minute while I dig down your track, stupid
Pause and take a moment to fully grasp the depth and brilliance of my lyrics as I dissect and analyze your weak track


I move quick shit is accurate, Kojack tactics
I possess swift and precise movements, employing strategies similar to the fictional detective Kojack


Chaos, Killa Bee minds, high society blackness, spread the rumor
My fellow Wu-Tang members and I bring a chaotic and powerful presence, representing the black community and spreading our influence throughout society


My lyrical marvel makin' more cream than Carvel
My exceptional and unparalleled lyrical skills bring in immense success and profits, surpassing even the popular ice cream brand Carvel


Y'all niggas best to hold your weight like barbell
You all need to step up and match my level of skill and dedication, just like holding the weight of a barbell


To my verbal swordsman school, students don't play truant
In my school of rapping, students never miss a day, always eager to learn and improve their skills


My most prudent pupil, rhyme under influence
My most wise and careful student, delivering rhymes under the influence of various substances


Of alcohol and tobacco, mushrooms imported from Morocco
Influenced by the effects of alcohol, tobacco, and hallucinogenic mushrooms imported from Morocco


Bellies on the rocks and a twenty sack of choco
Enjoying alcoholic beverages and chocolate while experiencing the effects of these substances


With forty tales and gold around the fist, bitch, I carve
Having numerous stories and success, I symbolically carve my name into the industry with solid gold


Lyrics on the paper so my family won't starve
I write lyrics to support and provide for my family, ensuring they never go hungry


I'm deep in the shit, I stay highly involved
I am deeply immersed in the rap game, always actively participating and staying engaged


Never in-conceited, never been beated
I remain humble and grounded, never succumbing to arrogance or defeat


Got trapped in many wars but not yet retreated
Despite facing numerous battles and challenges, I have never backed down or retreated


My style you need it, I just write to read it (damn, nigga)
My unique style is something you all desire, and I effortlessly write lyrics that demand to be read and heard


It's all fresh lyric, no nothing gets repeated (turn the mic on)
Every line I deliver is fresh and original, never repeating the same content, so turn the mic on and listen closely


I came a long way and, guess what? I succeeded
I have come a long way in my career, and guess what? I have achieved great success


I conquer my opponent and feed him baby food
I defeat my rivals, reducing them to a weak and helpless state, like a baby being fed pureed food


'Cause he's childish and illiterate and, yeah, has been rude
They are immature, ignorant, and have displayed disrespectful behavior


To the father year me, O-R-I-G
To the experienced and respected individual that I am, an original and influential figure


Respond to the war with the Killa Bee law
I react and engage in battles, using the principles and rules of the Wu-Tang Clan, known as the Killa Bee law


Scavenger nigga, you's a shrimp
You're a weak, insignificant individual, like a tiny shrimp scavenging for scraps


A full line of shit, my ear can't digest it
You're full of lies and nonsense, and my ears can't process or believe what you're saying


Stop drinking all that water, let's take it to the land
Stop speaking nonsense and let's get to the actual point or matter at hand


So I can Godzilla up your shit, Mr. Tiny Tim man
I will bring a destructive and overpowering force to your weak and insignificant presence, just like Godzilla facing off against Tiny Tim


Niggas be creeping up my beanstalk
Individuals are trying to imitate or copy my success and climb my ladder of fame


When I start to come down on your fucking ass
When I unleash my wrath and criticism upon you


You tried to chop shit on up
You attempted to disrespect or belittle me


Played my shit like parks, bitch, I'm that
You underestimated me and treated my work casually, but I'm the one who possesses true talent and greatness


Legendary microphone's weaponry
I wield the legendary microphone as my weapon, using it to deliver powerful and impactful lyrics


You secondary bitch-ass fairies
You are inferior and irrelevant, nothing more than weak and insignificant beings


Scary cats won't survive this verbal attack
Cowardly individuals won't be able to withstand or overcome the intensity of my verbal assault


You think you're slang can match
You believe your slang and wordplay can compare to mine


The Wu-Tang, emphatically now cypher
The Wu-Tang Clan, with great passion and energy, comes together to deliver a powerful and impactful performance


You fake crumbs, you should be stung on your tongue
You are insignificant and false, deserving to experience the pain and consequences of your deceitful words


While you young guns bunge, we plunge into the grunge
While inexperienced individuals hesitate and hold back, we fearlessly and eagerly dive into the gritty and challenging world of rap


Deep into the dark dungeon, we come in one wind
We venture deep into the mysterious and dangerous realm of rap, united as one powerful force


Nine minds combine to form the wisest rhyme force to summon
The collective intelligence and creativity of nine individuals come together to create a formidable and wise force in the world of rap


I be the quoted mathematical combination
I am the renowned and revered mathematical formula, symbolizing the complexity and brilliance of my rap skills


Unloading mysteries of life, you feel my solar wind blowing
Through my lyrics, I unravel and reveal profound truths about life, and you can feel the powerful force and impact of my creativity


Just then, I came on the stage like wind
Suddenly, I made a dynamic entrance onto the stage, swiftly capturing the attention and admiration of the audience


Blew slang in your face and it touch your skin
I delivered my captivating and unique slang directly to your ears, leaving a lasting impact and influence


You felt chilly, just like you smoked a bag of illy
You experienced a sudden shiver or thrill, similar to the feeling of smoking a potent strain of marijuana


You need a coat just to protect your throat
Your words were so icy and chilling that you need a protective shield or defense mechanism for your own throat


Two pairs of socks, kid, I'm cold like ice rocks
Even with two layers of protection, I still come off as cold and powerful, like frozen rocks


Chap-lipped duds can't fuck with the chatterbox
Inept and dry-mouthed individuals can't compete or engage in witty conversation with me, the master of words


Cherry heads felt the draft of the ox
Inexperienced individuals were intimidated and affected by the sheer force and power of my presence


Shaolin niggas all fuck with one block
The members of Wu-Tang Clan, hailing from Shaolin, maintain unity and solidarity within their group


They forgot about the big Cappa slang murderer
They overlooked and underestimated the significant impact and influence of Cappadonna, the master of unique slang and deadly lyrics


Down with the union, big street sling murderer
I am aligned with a collective force, ready to conquer the streets with my powerful and lethal rap skills


Terrorizing, move, I'm tranquilizing
I strike fear and intimidation, immobilizing and overpowering my opponents


Fast getaway wit' the slow speed driving
I make a quick and successful escape despite moving at a slow and controlled pace


Two miles an hour, Cappa do it wit' the power
Even at a leisurely pace of two miles an hour, I accomplish tasks with great skill and impact


Somebody blow something, cut fool in the tower
Let's celebrate and consume something, as I conquer and defeat my foes in the dominant position




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Robert F. Diggs, Darryl Robert Hill, Russell T. Jones

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@trzarector

When ODB died music was never the same! His energy is missing!

@shifubam3890

Indeeeeeeeed!

@cliftonsmith4013

Naw, can't say that. You acting like ODB was a top 5 MC. Honestly, I don't feel like it hurt Wu

@MrTimbo666

RIP to the osiris the A son ODB

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@scorpsemelachela5752

@@cliftonsmith4013 wrong af he was #1

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@Beanz730Tifa

My acoustic pugilistic linguistic rap fabric is a mixture of Arabic sanscript, in its italics.... A+

@ozvictorian

Boston5.56 English italics

@stevewilliams1696

RZA is 💯 lyrics

@stevewilliams1696

@Boston5.56 The Abbott spasd on dis shit got me blazing dis shit rite now suuuuuuu 👐

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