Throwback: Crooklyn Dodgers-Crooklyn
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Buckshot, Masta Ace and Special Ed were the first group to be the Crooklyn Dodgers. “Crooklyn” was a song produced by Q-Tip and recorded for the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s ’94 Crooklyn feature. The bassline to “Crooklyn” has confounded hip-hop connoiseurs for years and the song itself is a permanent anthem to the Brooklyn borough. The second lineup of the Crooklyn Dodgers included Chubb Rock, O.C. and Jeru The Damaja for the DJ Premier produced “Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers” in ’95. The concept was utilized again in 2007 with Jean Grae, Mos Def and Memphis Bleek for 9th Wonder’s “Brooklyn In My Mind” from his Dream Merchant Vol.2 album.