Published on Jan 1, 2011
From 1994 Soundtrack to the movie: “Crooklyn”…..
The Crooklyn Dodgers are a hip-hop supergroup based in Brooklyn, New York City, consisting of rotating members.
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 which they were made for, is the topic matter, which tends to comment on the state of affairs in and around urban New York, as well as other issues affecting everyday life; as Jeru spouses “Chips that power nuclear bombs power my Sega”.
The first group was composed of Buckshot, Masta Ace and Special Ed. Their one and only record was “Crooklyn,” produced by Q-Tip, and was featured in the 1994 film Crooklyn. It contains scratch samples from “Who Got Da Props?” by Black Moon and “The Place Where We Dwell” by Gang Starr. It also features samples of a radio broadcast of a Brooklyn Dodgers game. The music video featured appearances by Brooklyn-born athletes Michael Jordan and Mike Tyson.