On this date in 1995, Russell Jones, aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard, dropped the premier single from his debut album Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version on Elektra Records. Produced by in-house Wu producer True Master, this track was Dirty’s second highest-charting single, only to be topped by “Got Your Money” from his N***a Please album.

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The name of the song originated from his crew, who were aptly called Brooklyn Zu; there was a well-known Brooklyn gang, who at the time used the word which prompted ODB to get shot in the Brevoort Housing Projects in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

As one of the borough’s most memorable anthems, Brooklyn will forever remember ODB as a “native son” that repped BK to the fullest.