100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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70. Ol' Dirty Bastard, "Brooklyn Zoo"

"If Dirty wasn't rhyming in the booth, he was talking or goofing around, and he wanted us to record all of it," said his hype man Buddha Monk. That madcap genius is all over "Brooklyn Zoo," which was co-produced by ODB, especially on its endlessly repeated chorus. "It's like Screamin' Jay Hawkins somehow made the best hip-hop single in history," recalled Questlove.

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