1990 to 2000
New York, New York, United States
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".