When Ol’ Dirty Bastard Visited Chinatown Fair Arcade [Video]

Posted on: March 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 am by

With the passing of Chinatown Fair Arcade from the shores of Manhattan, it’s only fitting that we revisit a seminal hip-hop classic from 1995. “Brooklyn Zoo” was released on February 3 of that year, and was the debut single by Wu-Tang alumnus Ol’ Dirty Bastard.  It is the late artist’s second highest charting single to date, behind “Get Your Money.”

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Why bring all this up?  Well, we were recently reminded of the original “Chinatown” version of the music video, which features the 8 Mott arcade fairly prominently throughout.  A bit NSFW, but enjoy!

ODB died of an accidental drug overdose on November 13, 2004.

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