Standing on the rooftop with the Zulu Gestapo

from Black Star – Definition Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The Gestapo Crew were one of the cliques that frequented early Bronx Hip Hop jams, along with the Casanovas, the 9 Crew and of course the Zulu Nation.

It’s not clear whether they were part of the Zulus or a separate crew but their name has been immortalised thanks to the Furious Five shouting them out on “Flash It To The Beat” (later sampled by Bambaataa for “Zulu War Chant”).

Mos Def would have been too young to attend those 80s parties but he’s definitely down with the Zulu Nation.

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