Brooklyn Zoo
Ol' Dirty Bastard Lyrics


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Shit
Word, I'll bust that nigga ass right now
Ain't no, none of them niggas can't fuck with me
What? Nigga, you could never fuck with me, my nigga
I'll fuck you up right now, what? What? What? (Fuck you niggas)
Bust your motherfucking ass, boy
I ain't no motherfucking joke
You know who you talking to? (Yo, word up, bust that nigga ass, word up)
Ol' Dirty Bastard, you know what I'm sayin'?
I'll fuck you up right now
Yeah, what? What? What? (Serve that nigga, yo)
He ain't sayin' nothin', fuck him (he ain't sayin' nothin', fuck him)

I'm the one-man army, Ason
I never been tooken out, I keep MC's looking out
I drop science like Cosby dropping babies
Enough to make a nigga go crazy
In the G building, taking all types of medicines
Your ass thought you were better than
Ason, I keep planets in orbit
While I be coming with deeper and more shit
Enough to make you break and shake your ass
As I create rhymes good as a Tastycake makes
This style, I'm mastered in
Niggas catching headaches, what? What? You need Aspirin?
This type of pain you couldn't even kill with Midol
Fuck around, get sprayed with Lysol
In your face like a can of mace, baby
Is it burning? Well, fuck it, now you're learning
How I don't even like your motherfucking profile
Give me my fucking shit, ch-ch-blaow
Not seen and heard, no one knows
You forget niggas be quiet as kept
Now you know nothing
Before you knew a whole fucking lot
Your ass don't wanna get shot (shot)
A lot of MC's came to my showdown
And watched me put your fucking ass low down
As you can go, below zero
Without a doubt I never been tooken out
By a nigga, who couldn't figure
Yo, by a nigga, who couldn't figure
Yo, by a nigga, who couldn't figure (Brooklyn Zoo)
How to pull a fucking gun trigger
I said, "Get the fuck outta here"
Nigga wanna get too close, do the utmost
But I got stacks that'll attack any wack host
Introducing, yo, fuck that nigga's name
My Hip Hop drops on your head like rain
And when it rains it pours, 'cause my rhymes hardcore
That's why I give you more of the raw
Talent that I got will riz-ock the spot
Mc's I'll be burning, burning hot
Whoa-hoa-hoa, let me, like, slow up with the flow
If I move too quick, oh, you just won't know
I'm homicidal when you enter the target
Nigga get up, act like a pig trying to hog shit
So I take yo' ass out quick
The mics, I've had it my nigga, you can suck my dick (dick)
If you wanna step to my motherfucking rep
Ch-ch-bloaw-blaow-blaow, blown to death
You got shot 'cause you knock, knock, knock
"Who's there?" Another motherfucking hard rock
Slacking on your macking 'cause raw's what you lack
You wanna react? Bring it on back (back)

Shame on you, when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo
Shame on you, when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo
Brooklyn Zoo (what?)
Shame on you, when you step through to (my nigga)
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo
Shame on you, when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo
Shame on you, when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo

What? My nigga
Shame on you
Shame-
Shame on you when you step through to
Shame on, shame on, shame on you when you step through to
Shame on you when you step through to
The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo
Shame on you when you step through to




The Ol' Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo
What? My nigga

Overall Meaning

In the lyrics of Ol' Dirty Bastard's song Brooklyn Zoo, he boasts about his skills as a rapper and delivers a warning to anyone who dares to challenge him. ODB, as he is also known, declares himself to be a "one-man army," an unbeatable force in the rap game. He proclaims that he drops science like Bill Cosby drops babies and is capable of making even the most seasoned MCs go crazy with his rhymes.


ODB raps about his mastery of his style, which causes headaches for other rappers who try to keep pace. He warns anyone who comes up against him that they'll catch a stray shot, like a can of mace, and will end up learning a painful lesson. The rapper also recognizes that many other MCs have come to challenge him, but they always end up getting taken out, as ODB has never been bested in a rap battle. He also delivers a scathing critique of those who talk behind his back, warning them to keep quiet or face his wrath.


Line by Line Meaning

Shit
I am angry and confrontational


Word, I'll bust that nigga ass right now
I am ready to fight and defeat my opponents


Ain't no, none of them niggas can't fuck with me
No one can beat me


What? Nigga, you could never fuck with me, my nigga
I am challenging and belittling my opponent


I'll fuck you up right now, what? What? What? (Fuck you niggas)
I am threatening and aggressive towards my enemies


Bust your motherfucking ass, boy
I will inflict violence upon you


I ain't no motherfucking joke
I am serious and not to be underestimated


You know who you talking to? (Yo, word up, bust that nigga ass, word up)
Do you realize who you are challenging? Others are supporting my victory


Ol' Dirty Bastard, you know what I'm sayin'?
I am introducing myself and making sure you understand my name


I'll fuck you up right now
I am repeating my threat to beat my opponent


Yeah, what? What? What? (Serve that nigga, yo)
I am rallying support for my cause and urging them to take action against my opponent


He ain't sayin' nothin', fuck him (he ain't sayin' nothin', fuck him)
My opponent is not responding, and I am disregarding him


I'm the one-man army, Ason
I am confident in my own abilities and strength


I never been tooken out, I keep MC's looking out
I have never been defeated and keep my competitors alert and wary


I drop science like Cosby dropping babies
I share knowledge and wisdom with my audience like Bill Cosby allegedly shared drugs with women


Enough to make a nigga go crazy
My words are impactful and powerful enough to have an effect on my listener's mental state


In the G building, taking all types of medicines
I am in a hospital or rehab facility, receiving treatment for a medical condition


Your ass thought you were better than
You assumed you were superior to me


Ason, I keep planets in orbit
I have a significant influence and power over the world and its inhabitants


While I be coming with deeper and more shit
I continue to bring more profound and meaningful content to my rhymes


Enough to make you break and shake your ass
My music and lyrics are so good that they make you want to dance and move your body


As I create rhymes good as a Tastycake makes
My rhymes are smooth and satisfying, like a delicious Tastycake pastry


This style, I'm mastered in
I have perfected my own unique style of music


Niggas catching headaches, what? What? You need Aspirin?
My rhymes are so good that they give people a headache, and I offer them aspirin as relief


This type of pain you couldn't even kill with Midol
The pain I inflict with my rhymes is more severe than menstrual cramps that can't be cured with Midol


Fuck around, get sprayed with Lysol
I will harm you or infect you with my influence, like spraying Lysol disinfectant spray


In your face like a can of mace, baby
My rhymes, presence, and attitude are in your face, like a can of pepper spray


Is it burning? Well, fuck it, now you're learning
If you are feeling the heat or discomfort of my presence, too bad, because it means you are now learning the consequences of underestimating me


How I don't even like your motherfucking profile
I do not respect or appreciate anything about you


Give me my fucking shit, ch-ch-blaow
Hand over my belongings or face the consequences


Not seen and heard, no one knows
I operate underground and beneath the radar


You forget niggas be quiet as kept
You have overlooked the fact that some people are quiet and careful in their actions


Now you know nothing
You are completely ignorant and unaware of the situation


Before you knew a whole fucking lot
You were previously informed and knowledgeable about the situation


Your ass don't wanna get shot (shot)
You do not want to face the consequences of challenging me


A lot of MC's came to my showdown
Many other musicians gathered together to challenge me


And watched me put your fucking ass low down
They observed me defeat and humiliate you


As you can go, below zero
You have reached the lowest possible point, beneath even zero


Without a doubt I never been tooken out
I have never been defeated or removed from the game


By a nigga, who couldn't figure
I have never been defeated by someone who could not understand or compete with me


Yo, by a nigga, who couldn't figure
Again, I have never been defeated by someone who could not figure out how to beat me


Yo, by a nigga, who couldn't figure (Brooklyn Zoo)
This is the setting and context of my triumph and reputation


How to pull a fucking gun trigger
They didn't even know how to use a gun to try and stop me


I said, "Get the fuck outta here"
I dismissed and excluded someone from my presence


Nigga wanna get too close, do the utmost
If someone tries to get too close, I will do everything in my power to stop them


But I got stacks that'll attack any wack host
I have money and power that I can use to defeat any weak opponents


Introducing, yo, fuck that nigga's name
I am introducing myself while intentionally disregarding or insulting someone else


My Hip Hop drops on your head like rain
My music and influence pour over you like a rainstorm


And when it rains it pours, 'cause my rhymes hardcore
I bring a lot of intensity and power to my music, which continues to grow in force and impact


That's why I give you more of the raw
I provide a lot of unpolished and authentic content in my music


Talent that I got will riz-ock the spot
My unique talent and creativity will disrupt and energize the scene


Mc's I'll be burning, burning hot
I will defeat any other musicians with my fiery presence and skill


Whoa-hoa-hoa, let me, like, slow up with the flow
I need to take a break and adjust the pace of my music


If I move too quick, oh, you just won't know
If I act too rashly or quickly, you won't be able to understand or keep up


I'm homicidal when you enter the target
I am extremely dangerous and violent when you become my target or opponent


Nigga get up, act like a pig trying to hog shit
I am urging someone to get up and be aggressive, like a pig fighting over food


So I take yo' ass out quick
I will defeat or eliminate you quickly


The mics, I've had it my nigga, you can suck my dick (dick)
I am done with this competition and will retire from or dominate the music industry. I also assert my dominance and superiority over my enemies.


If you wanna step to my motherfucking rep
If you want to challenge my reputation or authority


Ch-ch-bloaw-blaow-blaow, blown to death
I will defeat or kill you with gunfire


You got shot 'cause you knock, knock, knock
I shot you because you were persistent or annoying


"Who's there?" Another motherfucking hard rock
The person or opponent knocking on my door is just another weak and tough-talking competitor


Slacking on your macking 'cause raw's what you lack
You are not good enough and do not possess the raw talent I do


You wanna react? Bring it on back (back)
If you want to respond or challenge me, do it, but it will only result in my victory and your defeat


Shame on you when you step through to
You should be embarrassed and ashamed for trying to compete with me


What? My nigga
I am expressing surprise or disbelief at the events that just transpired




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Russell Jones, Robert Diggs, Dennis Coles

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Big Daddy Kane, A Tribe Called Quest, Del The funkee Homosapien, Rakim, EPMD, Souls of Mischief, Wu-Tang, DMX, Big L, Tupac, Hieroglyphics, Nas, Biggie Smalls, O.D.B, The Pharcyde, Eminem.

93' Til Infinity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXJc2NYwHjw
Make Your Mind Up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYGYEn3K-CA
Brooklyn Zoo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRblYfKwa88
Midnight - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljie-zx-pXw&list=OLAK5uy_ncxk2dzMeB4E9vgbWeMvM_O_SydgJR2C0
Ain't no half steppin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqPlF5Mn32M&list=PLgpdlaRTTGdIELIg3KH-9ijaUkqFO5uIw&index=1
You Never Knew - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k729U5AMIKI&list=RDOYGYEn3K-CA&index=8
Drop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqVsfGQ_1SU&list=PLgpdlaRTTGdIELIg3KH-9ijaUkqFO5uIw&index=43
Catch a bad one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CblQx874Eqo&list=PLgpdlaRTTGdIELIg3KH-9ijaUkqFO5uIw&index=3
Mics Of The Round Table - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSCSApoXc3Q



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@xCharlessousa

ODB was a genius with his own style, and he put it all into his songs and videos. R.I.P hip hop misses you

@user-rz4rt3kk9g

I MISS DIRT DOGG!

@shelbysilverstein

“In yo face like a can of mace baby, is it burnin’, see now you learning”…..that line cracks me up every time 🤣🤣🤣
R.I.P ODB ❤

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