Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Brooklyn Zoo "Masters of Zooniverse" (1995)

Back into random indie territory for this joint, a '95 banger from Brooklyn Zoo. Never heard from the producer or any of the MC's in this crew before (or after) this twelve, but this joint is hype:

The 12" contains two versions of the same theme, basically just shit-talk and bigging up Brooklyn/Zoo York/the Zooniverse/etc. "Original Brooklyn Zoo" is the stronger version; the energy of the production and posse of MC's can't help but propel this into the realm of hype-f*cking-shit. You gotta chant along with the chorus; it seems like the whole world is anyways. Love the low-key vocal sample underlying the production.

"Masters of the Zooniverse" is essentially the same lyrics, re-recorded with a new instrumental, which is tight (simple piano loop with lots of sound effects) but tones things down a bit. Still dope, though.

Includes the two cuts mentioned, as well as instrumentals for both.

More Brooklyn Zoo:
* Check Brooklyn Zoo's MySpace page for new music and the original Brooklyn Zoo music video


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5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read once that O.D.B. got shot by a crew in brooklyn because they were reppin the brooklyn zoo name before brooklyn zu came out is it the same crew?
thanks for the rare music!

8:08 PM  
Blogger djespionage said...

sorry, never found out much about the history of this crew...anyone?

10:58 PM  
Blogger g. said...

sounds a little like LOTUG - never a bad thing.

6:00 AM  
Anonymous anonymous 2 said...

Yeah i found that article it was in a december 99 source mag-

"...And why do people just accept that this guy keeps getting shot?
After his solo release dudes stopped Dirty on the street to beef over the name Brooklyn Zoo, a title that his clique in Bed-Stuy was going by.They demanded that Dirty lie on the ground.Dirty told them to "catch me running" and was subsequently shot in the back..."

9:39 PM  
Blogger djespionage said...

thx for the info...damn, no bullshit with that "fight for the name!" hook.

10:47 PM  
Blogger TFNYC said...


8:52 PM  
Blogger DJ LROCK said...

These cats were from around my way in CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN "T.F." Together Forever crew. peace, DJ/Producer L-ROCK BROOKLYN. facebook.com/medinasoul, instagram.com/lrockbrook

9:43 AM  

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