Producer: Ol' Dirty Bastard, True Master
Album: Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Label: Elektra

Straight from the rap orphanage, ODB's solo debut confirmed what his brief appearances on 36 Chambers had hinted at: there was no father to his style. ODB simply spazzed on the track. There was an animal instinct to bars like, "In your face like a can of mace, baby/Is it burning? Well, fucking now you're learning!" The off-kilter, wheezy beat matched the unorthodox style to a t. His second single, "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" was a smash too, but "Brooklyn Zoo" was that certified funk only Dirt McGirt could deliver. RIP ODB. - Insanul Ahmed