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Buddha Monk


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The Buddha Monk is a Shaolin brother of the Ol’ Dirty Bastard and has been a part of ODB’s Brooklyn Zu clique since the very beginning. He grew up on the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, hanging with the likes of ODB - who actually gave the Budha Monk his name. They knew each other since childhood as they grew up in the same neighborhood and kept bumping into each other at parties on Franklin Ave. Buddha Monk said on the subject, “I would be DJ’ing and Dirty would show up and start rhyming. Then he’d take the turntables and I’d get the mic. Since we were kids, we knew we were gonna always remain family”.

One day when ODB was in the studio, Monk gave suggestions on production and the RZA was pleased with his contribution and gave him permission to work with the Clan. He ended up singing backing vocals on CREAM aswell as appearances in several videos including Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ and Brooklyn Zoo.

In 1998, after the proverbial years of struggling in the streets and hopeful records deals gone sour, it was Buddha Monk’s time to shine. The Prophecy was finally revealed to the masses and received both fans and critical acclaim. The album was dubbed hard-hitting without being too self-conscious.

On the first single, “Gots Like Come On Thru” featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Buddha applies the lessons that Dirty taught him: “not to clutter my music, to take my time and breathe, to harmonize and slurf my words” combined with Buddha’s own ideas: “to make it swerve and have that extra funk that everybody can enjoy.” On tracks like “Warrior Chiefs” and “Eastside Story”, Buddha collaborates with other Brooklyn talents, such as Da Manchuz, who he’s developing as his protégés.


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  • Bloodsekeer

    1998 - эта ПЯТЬ

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • maxillae

    VVV сказал человек который слушает смоки мо

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • Notorious_D

    Definitely underrated [2] its a shame he's underrated

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • aaronWHAT

    Definitely underrated. Buddha Monk is a sick MC. His production is even sicker.

    24 Jul 2010 Reply
  • twelfth_stroke

    Underrated as far as second-tier affiliates go.

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • cpt4life

    His haters are just jealous scums. Suck his dick, please.

    6 May 2010 Reply
  • bib-Vi

    WTF people??You like children!Hes music very nice!!

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • smenkins

    monk's crayzd out!

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • allancoote

    He is a dick, if you've seen the Rock the Bells Wu tang documentary he just hogs the camera and spends the time convincing you what a wanker he is, on he ODB documentary gotta check out his album though

    15 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Cube92

    zooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Buddha Monk is dope.

    21 Aug 2009 Reply
  • b00yan

    i hate this fat fuck idiot

    25 May 2009 Reply
  • Tomrawrr

    you act like the sun don't shine Then I decline and make that ass dumb, deaf and blind

    10 Aug 2008 Reply

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