Crooklyn Dodgers

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Single by Crooklyn Dodgers (Buckshot, Masta Ace & Special Ed)
from the album Crooklyn, Vol. 1
ReleasedJanuary 1994
Format12" single
GenreHip hop
LabelMCA Records
Songwriter(s)Kenyatta Blake, Duval Clear, Edward Archer, Jonathan Davis, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Producer(s)A Tribe Called Quest
"Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers"
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Single by Crooklyn Dodgers '95 (Chubb Rock, Jeru the Damaja & O.C.)
from the album Clockers soundtrack
ReleasedApril 1995
Format12" single
GenreHip hop
Label40 Acres and a Mule/MCA Records
Songwriter(s)Richard Simpson, Kendrick Davis, Omar Credle, Christopher Martin
Producer(s)DJ Premier

The Crooklyn Dodgers are a hip-hop supergroup based in Brooklyn, New York City, consisting of rotating members.[1]

They appeared in three separate incarnations since 1994. The first two incarnations recorded for the soundtracks for Spike Lee films, Crooklyn and Clockers, respectively. The theme connecting The Crooklyn Dodgers songs, aside from the Spike Lee films for which they were made, is their topical concerns, which comment on the state of affairs in and around urban New York City, as well as other issues affecting everyday life.


Crooklyn Dodgers[edit]

The first group was composed of Buckshot, Masta Ace and Special Ed. Their first and only record was "Crooklyn", produced by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest,[2] and was featured in the 1994 film Crooklyn. The music video featured appearances by Brooklyn-born athletes Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson.

Crooklyn Dodgers '95[edit]

The second group was composed of Chubb Rock, Jeru the Damaja and O.C. Their first and only record was "Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers", produced by DJ Premier, and was featured in the 1995 film Clockers.

Crooklyn Dodgers III[edit]

The third group consisted of Jean Grae, Mos Def and Memphis Bleek. North Carolina producer 9th Wonder resurrected the group concept in 2007 for a track on his album The Dream Merchant Vol. 2, titled "Brooklyn in My Mind".


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