MEMORY LANE: Crooklyn Dodgers (2 For 1 Edition)
This particular post is in celebration of me (Da Kid P/Preezy Da Kid) making the power move to the borough of winners, Brooklyn,USA today (The Crown Heights Section To Be Exact). There’s a shit load of music that pays homage to BK, but the Spike Lee directed Crooklyn/Clockers film’s inspired cuts “Crooklyn Dodgers” and “Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers” rank VERY high on my list. In my opinion, the original Ali Shaheed Muhammad produced version evoked the sunnier (yet still gully) elements of BK, while the Chubb Rock, O.C., and Jeru Da Damaja helmed remix spoke directly to the notoriously gritty elements of Brooklyn. In hindsight, I wonder what made Spike Lee or Ali/DJ Premier (who produced the latter version) pick the particular artists featured on those tracks (other than them obviously being from Brooklyn) and what made Spike reach out to those specific producers (aside from them being BK reps also lol)? Hypothetically, would it be a stretch to say that there were other artists originally slated to appear on the record who were scratched/didn’t make the cut for whatever reason? I bet that would be a great interview question for those mentioned sometime in the future eh?
But what I really want to know from YOU is…who had the better track/beat?? Does the trophy go to Ed, Ace, and Buck or Chubb, O.C., and Jeru?? Did Ali Shaheed outshine the arguable GOAT, or did the Texas born BK representer uphold his record?? I’m honestly deadlocked (I was originally a fan of the original, but that remix is pretty damn HARD…) but more importantly what do YOU think??? Place your picks/thoughts In the C-Section or hit me up on twitter @preezydakid. Curious to think what the verdict is.