"Hello Brooklyn" as written by John Robert King, Michael S. Simpson, Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Nathaniel Yauch and Matt Dike....
Hello Brooklyn

New York, New York it's a hell of a town
You know the Bronx is up and I'm Brooklyn down
Because they don't know my name they only know my initials
Building bombs in the attic for elected officials
I quit my job I cut my hair
You know, I cut my boss because I don't care
You tried to get slick, you bust a little chuckle
You're gonna get smacked with my gold finger knuckle

'Cause being as fly as me is something that you never thought of
You'll be stickin up old ladies with the handgun or the sawed-off
I'm a buffalo soldier, broader than Broadway
Keep keepin' on, I don't care what they say
I play my stereo loud, I disturb my neighbors
I want to enjoy the fruits of my labor

'Cause I am the holder of the three-pack Bonanza
If you open the book, then you will get your hand slapped
I am the keeper of the three-pack Bonanza
If you ask a question, then you will get the answer

Her breast, I saw, I reached, I felt
M.O.N.E.Y. the belt
I stay at home just like a hermit
I got the jammy but I don't got the permit (you know why)
You got a boyfriend, and his name is Nick
Annabelle caught with the shrimpy limp dick
I ride around town 'cause my ride is fly
I shot a man in Brooklyn ("just to watch him die")


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"Hello Brooklyn" as written by Adam Horovitz Michael Louis Diamond

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    General CommentHello Brooklyn, to me, is really the only song on Paul's Boutique that sounds anything like Licensed To Ill. But it's way better than anything on Ill. It's one of my favorite songs by the Beasties. Possibly the first song that used a Johnny Cash sample.
    kanoe13on June 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAs Kanoe13 noted, this song is very reminiscent of Licensed to Ill (perhaps it's the jammy reference, along with the simple beat).

    It's really a strange song. From the title, one might think it's meant to be an ode to Brooklyn. And it has been used by the B-boys during concerts in NYC in that way. But the lyrics paint a dystopian view of the city. The narrators seem to be common theifs/psychopaths. Looking to cause destruction for no clear reason, but they seem to have some type of belief system.

    Jacking people, holding up old ladies with sawed off shotguns, building bombs, looking at porn. I feel the delinquency and malevolence in this song is a little bit different from the less serious atmosphere of Licensed to Ill and the reckless nature of the rest of Paul Boutique.
    hornytheclownon January 06, 2013   Link

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