Dirty the Moocher
Ol' Dirty Bastard Lyrics


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[Ol' Dirty Bastard]
Ladies and gentlemen introducing Cab Calloway
Featuring the Dirt Dog
First things first man you're fuckin with the worst
I'll be stickin pins in your head like a fuckin nurse
I'll attack any nigga who slack in his mack
Come fully packed with the fat rugged stack
The heat is on, I'm about to blow up the spot
All I wanna see is fire cause I'm makin shit hot
Like the blow between glocks, mad niggas I shot
Give a fuck on a cop, conversate with a lock
Down at the chop-chop, 600th and Rock
Crazy as a fox tryin to rob Fort Knox
The DeNiro-Al Pachino war
Tryin to score mad dough like a million or more
For the illegal war that's all I saw
It's all about that knot in ya
I'm alone, I roll with 6 niggas with stones
Every hour tap my phone with embezzlement stones
Get a loan from the stocks because of my pops
Fifty bills in the pocks, Wu-Gambino got props

[Cab Calloway]
But Minnie had a heart as big as a whale
Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi)
Hoooooooooooooooooooooo (Hoooooooooooooooooooooo)
He-de-he-de-he-de-he (He-de-he-de-he-de-he)
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy (Heeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy)

[Ol' Dirty Bastard]
Elevator scheme with the scheme to catch CREAM
Some diamond rings, jewels all types of priceless things
Just in case you don't make it to the safe
Don't talk to Jakes or your whole shit be laced
Got a bomb bout ready to blow up shit
The White House nuh be quiet as a mouse
My job is hundred proof, better know the scoop
Got niggas undergrounds, in your walls, in your roofs
About made zoo, 6-6-6-6-2
Cause I'm goin all out with the supplies of Balu
I'm unstoppable, my six man team is unstoppable
Stickin my middle fuckin finger at you
Livin in America's fuckin fucked up
When I was young some say I had no sense
I rhymed all day until my throat got tense
And bought em by the cage from my lungs to my knees
In the winter I cough, all summer I sneeze
Ah-choo! Then I was sore, there was only one cure
Original rhymes wholesome in thought
Democratics are debatin wanna be the imitatin
But the knowledge that I'm givin positively stimulatin
I acknowledge any MC in a South Bronx town
South Proof Projects, did they really go down
Shit, I remember when I was 12 years old
I didn't know about frontin or playin a role
I thought I was slick, I fell harder than bricks
With my best lyrics and my uptown ticks
Prince start jackin in my baseball cap
I'm tellin many chit-chats step off my jockstrap
Approach this party other known as a jam
Lookin for my cousin Bam-Bam Sleepingham
>From front to back the jam was packed
Over there some dance, over there I just macked
I looked around then I started to walk
Heard an older woman's voice and a silly slang talk
The kid was nice for payin the price
And give weak MCs beneficial advice
Yes, beneficial meaning good for more
Frontin cause with the mamas would have loved to explore
Studied MC and changed lyrics around
Before I became a member of the lost and sound
My words I strung, I bettered my voice
Rollin over people known to be top choice
Ch-ch - BLAOW BLAOW BLAOW
Hoodlum

Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi)
Ho-de-ho-de-ho-de-ho (Ho-de-ho-de-ho-de-ho)




He-de-he-de-hee-de-heeee (He-de-he-de-hee-de-heeee)
Hooooohhhoooooooooooooooooooooooo (Hooooohhhoooooooooooooooooooooooo

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Ol' Dirty Bastard's song Dirty the Moocher is unique in the sense that it features the legendary Cab Calloway, which is a fitting tribute to the musician and performer of the same name. The rap lead in of the song is aggressive and shows ODB's signature style. He starts by introducing the Dirt Dog and making a warning to anyone who messes with him. He uses metaphors to describe his intentions of attacking any person who dares to slack or act cowardly in his presence. He mentions that he is fully equipped with an arsenal of weapons and a pack of men ready to back him up. He makes references to rob Fort Knox and an "illegal war" that he saw, suggesting a criminal intent. ODB then talks about his plan to amass wealth by stealing priceless things.


The chorus is an excerpt from the Cab Calloway song Minnie the Moocher, and it serves as a transition point of the song. The verse that follows mentions an "elevator scheme," as ODB plans to catch some "creams." The plan involves obtaining diamond rings, jewels, and other priceless objects. ODB warns listeners against talking to Jakes, slang for the police or the authorities, and emphasizes his position as a figure of power. He indicates that he has an explosive device ready to blow up something big, even the White House. ODB talks about his vast knowledge of the underground world, where he has connections in walls, roofs, and undergrounds, making him almost untouchable.


The latter section of the song sees ODB's flow slower, making his voice sound more reverential. He talks about his love for rap and, in a way, keeps to the spirit of the chorus when he refers to himself as "Hoodlum." The song's flow changes, and he speaks of his love for rap, acknowledging that the genre has changed much through the years. He talks about his youth and how rap changed his life.


Line by Line Meaning

Ladies and gentlemen introducing Cab Calloway
Announcing the presence of Cab Calloway


Featuring the Dirt Dog
Highlighting the participation of Ol' Dirty Bastard


First things first man you're fuckin with the worst
Warning that the singer is the most dangerous person to mess with


I'll be stickin pins in your head like a fuckin nurse
Threatening to cause harm to anyone who crosses him


I'll attack any nigga who slack in his mack
Ready to confront anyone who is not living up to their reputation


Come fully packed with the fat rugged stack
Carrying a large sum of money and being well-prepared for any conflict


The heat is on, I'm about to blow up the spot
Feeling the intensity and pressure to perform


All I wanna see is fire cause I'm makin shit hot
Aspiring to create an amazing performance


Like the blow between glocks, mad niggas I shot
Referring to past violent behavior


Give a fuck on a cop, conversate with a lock
Not caring about police officers and talking to inanimate objects


Down at the chop-chop, 600th and Rock
Referring to a specific location or event


Crazy as a fox tryin to rob Fort Knox
Comparing oneself to a sly and cunning animal while attempting to steal a large amount of money


The DeNiro-Al Pachino war
Making a reference to famous actors and their past roles


Tryin to score mad dough like a million or more
Attempting to make a large amount of money


For the illegal war that's all I saw
Referring to a possible conflict or crime


It's all about that knot in ya
Alluding to the importance of money


I'm alone, I roll with 6 niggas with stones
Referring to the artist's entourage and their capabilities


Every hour tap my phone with embezzlement stones
Suggesting that the singer's phone is being monitored by people who may be involved in illegal activities


Get a loan from the stocks because of my pops
Obtaining money from stocks due to family connections


Fifty bills in the pocks, Wu-Gambino got props
Having a significant amount of money and receiving respect within the Wu-Tang Clan


But Minnie had a heart as big as a whale
Quoting a line from a Cab Calloway song


Elevator scheme with the scheme to catch CREAM
Planning to steal money in a clever way


Some diamond rings, jewels all types of priceless things
Referring to the valuable items that could be stolen


Just in case you don't make it to the safe
Suggesting that there may be danger involved in this plan


Don't talk to Jakes or your whole shit be laced
Warning the listener not to speak to the police or they will be compromised


Got a bomb bout ready to blow up shit
Possibly referring to a literal bomb or explosive situation


The White House nuh be quiet as a mouse
Making a bold statement about creating noise or chaos


My job is hundred proof, better know the scoop
Describing oneself as fully capable and experienced


Got niggas undergrounds, in your walls, in your roofs
Referring to a possible network of allies in strategic locations


About made zoo, 6-6-6-6-2
Possibly referring to a specific event or location


Cause I'm goin all out with the supplies of Balu
Using a specific resource to its fullest potential


I'm unstoppable, my six man team is unstoppable
Confident in oneself and one's entourage


Stickin my middle fuckin finger at you
Making a rude gesture towards someone


Livin in America's fuckin fucked up
Commenting on the current state of the country


When I was young some say I had no sense
Reflecting on one's past and possibly being misunderstood


I rhymed all day until my throat got tense
Practicing and refining one's skills


And bought em by the cage from my lungs to my knees
Investing a significant amount of effort in one's abilities


In the winter I cough, all summer I sneeze
Describing one's physical health


Ah-choo! Then I was sore, there was only one cure
Suggesting that there was a physical solution for the singer's symptoms


Original rhymes wholesome in thought
Proud of writing positive and meaningful lyrics


Democratics are debatin wanna be the imitatin
Commenting on the lack of originality in politics


But the knowledge that I'm givin positively stimulatin
Believing that one's message is impactful and positive


I acknowledge any MC in a South Bronx town
Respecting other rappers from a specific location


South Proof Projects, did they really go down
Questioning a specific event or location


Shit, I remember when I was 12 years old
Reflecting on one's childhood


I didn't know about frontin or playin a role
Not being aware of pretending to be someone you're not


I thought I was slick, I fell harder than bricks
Thinking one is clever but ultimately failing


With my best lyrics and my uptown ticks
Using one's talents to the best of their ability


Prince start jackin in my baseball cap
Being robbed or taken advantage of by someone


I'm tellin many chit-chats step off my jockstrap
Demanding that people stop bothering or annoying you


Approach this party other known as a jam
Describing a gathering or social event


Lookin for my cousin Bam-Bam Sleepingham
Searching for a specific person


From front to back the jam was packed
Describing the density of the crowd


Over there some dance, over there I just macked
Observing different activities happening at the event


I looked around then I started to walk
Taking a physical action during the event


Heard an older woman's voice and a silly slang talk
Noticing a particular voice or speech pattern


The kid was nice for payin the price
Praising a young person's skills or contributions


And give weak MCs beneficial advice
Helping less experienced rappers improve their skills


Yes, beneficial meaning good for more
Defining the word 'beneficial'


Frontin cause with the mamas would have loved to explore
Possibly referring to trying to impress women


Studied MC and changed lyrics around
Investing time and effort into improving one's craft


Before I became a member of the lost and sound
Referring to a specific point in one's career or life


My words I strung, I bettered my voice
Continuously improving and working on one's skills


Rollin over people known to be top choice
Referring to defeating well-known rappers


Ch-ch - BLAOW BLAOW BLAOW
Making a gunshot sound effect


Hoodlum
Labeling oneself or others as a criminal or troublemaker


Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi)
Quoting a line from a Cab Calloway song


Ho-de-ho-de-ho-de-ho (Ho-de-ho-de-ho-de-ho)
Quoting a line from a Cab Calloway song


He-de-he-de-hee-de-heeee (He-de-he-de-hee-de-heeee)
Quoting a line from a Cab Calloway song


Hooooohhhoooooooooooooooooooooooo (Hooooohhhoooooooooooooooooooooooo)
Quoting a line from a Cab Calloway song




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[Ol' Dirty Bastard]
Ladies and gentlemen introducing Cab Calloway
Featuring the Dirt Dog
First things first man you're fuckin with the worst
I'll be stickin pins in your head like a fuckin nurse
I'll attack any nigga who slack in his mack
Come fully packed with the fat rugged stack
The heat is on, I'm about to blow up the spot
All I wanna see is fire cause I'm makin shit hot
Like the blow between Glocks, mad niggas I shot
Give a fuck on a cop, conversate with a lock
Down at the chop-chop, 600th and Rock
Crazy as a fox tryin to rob Fort Knox
The DeNiro-Al Pachino war
Tryin to score mad dough like a million or more
For the illegal war that's all I saw
It's all about that knot in ya
I'm alone, I roll with 6 niggas with stones
Every hour tap my phone with embezzlement stones
Get a loan from the stocks because of my pops
Fifty bills in the pocks, Wu-Gambino got props

[Cab Calloway]
But Minnie had a heart as big as a whale
Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi)
Hoooooooooooooooooooooo (Hoooooooooooooooooooooo)
He-de-he-de-he-de-he (He-de-he-de-he-de-he)
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy (Heeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyy)

[Ol' Dirty Bastard]
Elevator scheme with the scheme to catch CREAM
Some diamond rings, jewels all types of priceless things
Just in case you don't make it to the safe
Don't talk to Jakes or your whole shit be laced
Got a bomb bout ready to blow up shit
The White House nuh be quiet as a mouse
My job is hundred proof, better know the scoop
Got niggas undergrounds, in your walls, in your roofs
About made zoo, 6-6-6-6-2
Cause I'm goin all out with the supplies of Balu
I'm unstoppable, my six man team is unstoppable
Stickin my middle fuckin finger at you
Livin in America's fuckin fucked up
When I was young some say I had no sense
I rhymed all day until my throat got tense
And bought em by the cage from my lungs to my knees
In the winter I cough, all summer I sneeze
Ah-choo! Then I was sore, there was only one cure
Original rhymes wholesome in thought
Democratics are debatin wanna be the imitatin
But the knowledge that I'm givin positively stimulatin
I acknowledge any MC in a South Bronx town
South Proof Projects, did they really go down
Shit, I remember when I was 12 years old
I didn't know about frontin or playin a role
I thought I was slick, I fell harder than bricks
With my best lyrics and my uptown ticks
Prince start jackin in my baseball cap
I'm tellin many chit-chats step off my jockstrap
Approach this party other known as a jam
Lookin for my cousin Bam-Bam Sleepingham
]From front to back the jam was packed
Over there some dance, over there I just macked
I looked around then I started to walk
Heard an older woman's voice and a silly slang talk
The kid was nice for payin the price
And give weak MCs beneficial advice
Yes, beneficial meaning good for more
Frontin cause with the mamas would have loved to explore
Studied MC and changed lyrics around
Before I became a member of the lost and sound
My words I strung, I bettered my voice
Rollin over people known to be top choice
Ch-ch - BLAOW BLAOW BLAOW
Hoodlum

Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi (Hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi)
Ho-de-ho-de-ho-de-ho (Ho-de-ho-de-ho-de-ho)
He-de-he-de-hee-de-heeee (He-de-he-de-hee-de-heeee)
Hooooohhhoooooooooooooooooooooooo (Hooooohhhoooooooooooooooooooooooo)



All comments from YouTube:

Leroy Jenkins

This is rap! This is hip-hop! ODB had it all. Creative lyrics, constant style changes, unique beats. He could tell a story. He made music that made people feel good! Nobody sounded like him. You could tell he was having fun making his music too.

Drill music is garbage.

6arak

I agree with all u saying about hip hop, but if u don't like drill so u miss something that's new and actually good for my opinion.
Try to hear some with open mind man

Behappy

i dunno man, Bunni makes me C.R.E.A.M

Jim Sockeye

Not all drill is garbage but id agree that the majority is. I thought some of the original chicago and brooklyn drill rappers were actually pretty good

Marcel 02

@6arak The majority is, for me that isn"t Hip Hop at all

The Urban Nerd

Not all drill. Just this industry plant garbage. From the Bronx and let's just say... Drill is diverse depending where you at

Fritz Remy

Wow this dude was a musical Wonder...he possessed something so different and great... on another level.. Way Beyond skills... he had a feel for the music... and took us on a ride with him. Rest in peace ODB... thanks for everything you gave us

Pig Ford

ODB has to be one of the most original artists ever….nobody had ever seen anything like him when Wu hit….Flavor Flav was about as close as anyone got but I never really compared the 2,they both did their own thing…..people will be listening to Dirt 100 years from now 🥶🖤

Victor Seamster

i luv odb :)

Toilet Paper

He humbled Busta rhymes!!

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