Video: Dante Ross Honors ODB at Brooklyn Zoo Pt. 2

In honor of the five-year anniversary of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s passing this Friday (November 13), XXLMag.com took ODB’s former A&R and longtime friend Dante Ross on a field trip to the Brooklyn Zoo, located in Prospect Park, to hear his craziest memories of the beloved Wu-Tang rapper.

Dante recalls the time ODB Ron Browz’d out the window of a house he broke into, while in an “altered state”.

Previously: Part 1 | Dante Ross Talks About the Time ODB Peed on LL Cool J’s Platinum Plaque


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52 Responses to “Video: Dante Ross Honors ODB at Brooklyn Zoo Pt. 2”

  1. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    Hip Hops is over 30 years old and the south has been holding it down for a few years. Enjoy it Southern Cousins just like our Cousins in the West did. Just know in your hearts that Hip Hop will indeed return home.

  2. sean coonery Says:

    fuck the culture

    i wanna know where the pills, coke, heron at…

    fuck the culture

    where dah hoez at heh?

  3. mie Says:

    i could listen to dante ross tell odb stories all day

  4. Los Says:

    BISD #1-9 > BP3 #1-15

    easily. don’t be mad

  5. TheCo!!inB Says:

    I’m tired of niggas being Serial Killers and Natural Born Murders in the Booth or on the mic, when they laying their vocals on the track/beat
    ———-
    word yo, I really hope a rapper kills you.

  6. Smoke Greene Says:

    Jay Electra is one of the first Southern artists to completely shake the “Southern Rapper” tag.

    He’s the future in more ways then one.

  7. Los Says:

    Jay Electra is one of the first Southern artists to completely shake the “Southern Rapper” tag.

    He’s the future in more ways then one.

    ——

    cosig
    the southern Nas?

  8. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    Boos Bigelow Says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    # Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:
    November 12th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Hip Hops is over 30 years old and the south has been holding it down for a few years. Enjoy it Southern Cousins just like our Cousins in the West did. Just know in your hearts that Hip Hop will indeed return home.
    ________________________________________________________________

    Urban music might return to new york, but probably not the way you envision it or not in the form of hip-hop…maybe some alternate form of black music which will be labeled different….

    I mean the harlem renaissance had a lot to do with the success of new york rap…but the music also reflects the energy of a growing black market such as economics, entertainment, sports etc…for ex…when motown was popping cause it reflected the growing black economy in detroit.
    ============================================
    Do you really think Southern Hip Hop is as influential as West Coast Rap was?

  9. b-ease Says:

    It comes down to linguistics. Due to the very nature of the more rigid pronounciations of words, East Coast style delivery is limited in nature. Because Southerners are more fluid in the way they speak, they can manipulate flow and words in ways alot of cats on the East can’t imagine. 50 understood this when he made Wanksta. The extending of vowels, and that “twang” simply make current Southern rap delivery more “musical” for lack of a better word. The accent in and of itself becomes melodic. And melody always wins.

    And boosie, bamma IS bamma rap because they dont use “big” words. It may seem elistist to you, but even though the content is similar, I had to look up shit sometimes to fully comprehend what Nas or the Wu Tang was saying. Gucci and his ilk are palatable to the average 6 year old. There’s not challenge to one’s intelligence. Now, I’m not saying thats a good or bad thing, I’m just saying.

  10. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    Jay E, J. Cole are the future. Southern Rappers with Northen Flow.

  11. Tony Says:

    jay elec >

    The Goat

  12. &What?! Says:

    I think Gucci Mane is gonna surprise a lot of people with this album.. and I don’t even like Gucci.

    I’ll still d/l..

  13. thekid10705 Says:

    I could listen to Dante Ross tell Ol’ Dirty stories all day long. NO HOMO SHIT!

  14. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    ============================================
    Do you really think Southern Hip Hop is as influential as West Coast Rap was?
    ^^^^^^^^^
    or as good musically…say what u want about the West Coast but they deserved to be running shit for all the dope music they were putting out…the south they running this shit by default

  15. b-ease Says:

    Jay E, J. Cole are the future. Southern Rappers with Northen Flow.

    ^^
    I disagree, maybe the future of the underground. But I’m betting the cat that will take hiphop to the next level (if it happens) will be someone who raps like a Southerner, but has a Northerners knack for wordplay and vocabulary.

  16. TheCo!!inB Says:

    in the brief skim I did I noticed someone called Jay Electra the southern Nas. In no way shape of form is being a “Nas” a compliment, unless you’re speaking from a female perspective.
    enjoy the rest of your day here in the comments.

  17. b-ease Says:

    someone who raps like a Southerner, but has a Northerners knack for wordplay and vocabulary.

    ^^
    Basically a TI that doesnt suck (ll).

  18. b-ease Says:

    ^^^^^^^^^
    or as good musically…say what u want about the West Coast but they deserved to be running shit for all the dope music they were putting out…the

    ^^
    You say that now, but cats were throwing the same shade to West Coast hiphop then as niggas do southern hiphop now. Boosie is correct in his “cycles” theory.

  19. Los Says:

    have you even listened to my man? he LITERALLY sounds like Nas kiddo.

  20. &What?! Says:

    All this Jay Elec ‘GOAT’ bullshit needs to stop.

    Maybe in 15 years.

  21. Tony Says:

    blu >

  22. sean coonery Says:

    luda not a bamma

  23. Rick aka KING OF DA BOOM BAP BOMB STRAPPED TO MY CHEST ASKIN WHERE YA GOONZ AT? Says:

    jay e and j cole >

  24. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    Jay Electra is more of a Killah Priest baby than the southern Nas …im not old enough to remember early Nas but his early verses i bet were Epic events in that case there is a comparision

  25. Jokes Says:

    Its gonna be hard for hip hop to shake the “Mediocre Rap” era because of its success and the fact that the kids run rap. I mean there’s alot of us listening to Jay, Doom and countless other that dont get the recognition but the legends that aint miss a step get the same treatment. Not unless they dumbing down their lyrics for the simple minded listeners.

  26. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    b-ease Says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    Jay E, J. Cole are the future. Southern Rappers with Northen Flow.

    ^^
    I disagree, maybe the future of the underground. But I’m betting the cat that will take hiphop to the next level (if it happens) will be someone who raps like a Southerner, but has a Northerners knack for wordplay and vocabulary.
    ==============================
    Like Rawse?? lol

  27. Beezy Says:

    B-Ease is the future of hip-hop

  28. Boos Bigelow Says:

    B-ease,

    okay you made a good point…but since when in the history was music supposed to be a challenge, with abstract lyrical wording, that you had to go to a dictionary to look up….Yes I admire nas and the wu for incorporating large words with music, but all other rappers tried to follow and it didnt work….

    Simple effective words such as the great r&b singers back in the 70’s and 80’s were challenging as well…the notion that something is great because its a big word and you to look up is basically bullshit….

    Not saying those who did it was bullshit, but for those dudes who make the argument the music is better because of it…..music is more than putting together abstract words.

  29. Boos Bigelow Says:

    # Jokes Says:
    November 12th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Its gonna be hard for hip hop to shake the “Mediocre Rap” era because of its success and the fact that the kids run rap. I mean there’s alot of us listening to Jay, Doom and countless other that dont get the recognition but the legends that aint miss a step get the same treatment. Not unless they dumbing down their lyrics for the simple minded listeners.
    _________________________________________________________________

    10 years from now People will remember the wayne, t.i. jeezy era just as much as they did the snoop and dre era…plus wayne will be considered as one of the goats when its all said and done…..I’m not saying this but this is usually how it happens…

  30. Joe 88 Says:

    You can make the arguement that the south is more influential than the west was. Not saying it’s true, but you could.

    When the west was running shit, it had niggas from other cities tryna jack there style (c. Da Brat, Boss) not NY, but southern rap actually had niggas in ny jocking there steez (c. 50 cent, Mims, etc)

    The west never had NY niggas rapping like west coast niggas, can’t say that about the south

    But you can blame it on the time frame, NY niggas hate on the west was out in the open, after pac & biggie, NY got a lil more friendly to out of towners

  31. sean coonery Says:

    applaud wale…he not bamma…he stay lv’d out

    he also buys niggas/fans clothes in the store….no other rapper buys out the store…except fifth..

    cam used to but he fell off…

  32. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    10 years from now People will remember the wayne, t.i. jeezy era just as much as they did the snoop and dre era…plus wayne will be considered as one of the goats when its all said and done…..I’m not saying this but this is usually how it happens…
    =========================================
    i don’t know about the Wayne Goat thing but your right about the other part. And just like when she visited the West Hip Hop returned HOME to Daddy. (NY)

  33. Smoke Greene Says:

    But I’m betting the cat that will take hiphop to the next level (if it happens) will be someone who raps like a Southerner, but has a Northerners knack for wordplay and vocabulary.
    ====================================
    We already got T.I.

  34. sean coonery Says:

    westcoast > south

    cube, pac, game, ras, crooked, snoop, daz, kurupt, bishop, dre, eazy > master p, silk, c-murder, turk, bg, baby, outkast

  35. Joe 88 Says:

    The west run was 5 years tops

    The south run is 10 years and counting

    Them southerners took the ball (n) ran with it, and not tryna let that bitch go

  36. nestle snipes Says:

    wayne ti jeezy ross luda

    thats the top 5…

    south got it locked

  37. b-ease Says:

    Beezy Says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    B-Ease is the future of hip-hop

    ^^
    Agreed. Writes furiously.

  38. &What?! Says:

    Rap newcomer Wale’s Attention: Deficit album debut is reportedly en route to move around 28,000 copies after seven days in retail stores across the nation.

    ^

    Flop?

  39. nestle snipes Says:

    suge > baby, master p, jd

  40. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    You can make the arguement that the south is more influential than the west was. Not saying it’s true, but you could.
    ===========================================
    No Sign Joe 88
    The remnants of West Coast Rap can be found in nearly every city in the form of Bloods & Crips.

  41. nestle snipes Says:

    wale’s sneaker game puts bow wow’s and mj jr too shame

  42. b-ease Says:

    We already got T.I.

    ^^
    b-ease Says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    someone who raps like a Southerner, but has a Northerners knack for wordplay and vocabulary.

    ^^
    Basically a TI that doesnt suck (ll).

  43. nestle snipes Says:

    wale gets nike samples 8 months before they come out in a size 9 from japan, china, hk….official nike factories

  44. Smoke Greene Says:

    But you can blame it on the time frame, NY niggas hate on the west was out in the open, after pac & biggie, NY got a lil more friendly to out of towners
    =================================================
    Nah, Snoop got mad love in New York.

    And that Southern dialect connects with the Black Experience, regardless of coast.

  45. Bomber Says:

    But I’m betting the cat that will take hiphop to the next level (if it happens) will be someone who raps like a Southerner, but has a Northerners knack for wordplay and vocabulary.
    ====================================
    We already got T.I.

    ^^^^^

    Theres also this guy named Lil Wayne…google him

  46. b-ease Says:

    ^

    Flop?

    ^^
    You expected something different?

    Even Wale admitted as much by saying they only shipped 30,000 to the stores, and this is 5 months or so after his actual single push. Tax write off status even though he’s trying to spin it as some plan by Interscope to work his record the old fashioned way.

  47. nestle snipes Says:

    bobbito praised wale and fat joe

  48. Frank Says:

    Bahaha. Gucci got sentenced 12 months for probation violation.

    The State won.

  49. NovemberEnd aka What Do You Mean Teenager What Age Are We Talking About Says:

    Joe 88 Says:
    November 12th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    The west run was 5 years tops

    The south run is 10 years and counting
    ^^^^^^^
    NO …after Jay when the Black Album drop… was the beginning of the south reign on top so thats been almost 7 years

  50. Boos Bigelow Says:

    Hip-hop usually changes in the form, that the previous generation will hate…that’s why its called change…

    Like when niggas stopped singing like Same cooke and started singing like Jodeci…..You know old people were mad as fuck, talking about that’s not real singing…

    So basically if it comes back to new york it will be a complete change to the effect of soulja boy or New boyz type thing, where people will absolutely hate it but others will love it…

  51. land Says:

    Frank Says:

    November 12th, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    Bahaha. Gucci got sentenced 12 months for probation violation.

    The World won.

    *fixed*

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