Ol’ Dirty Bastard

He’s The Craziest Member of The WU , Passed away 26 Years ago ,

This week we reminisce and honor the late great ODB.

He worked with a lot of artists through the years  like Mariah Carey , Mya , Pras (The Fugees) , Busta Rhymes among many others .

Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known by his stage name Ol’ Dirty Bastard (or O.D.B.), He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group primarily from Staten IslandNew York which first rose to mainstream prominence with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

His professional success was hampered by frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died on November 13, 2004, of a drug overdose, two days shy of his 36th birthday.

Ol’ Dirty Bastard was noted for his “outrageously profane, free-associative rhymes delivered in a distinctive half-rapped, half-sung style”. His stage name was derived from the 1980 martial arts film Ol’ Dirty and the Bastard (also called An Old Kung Fu Master, starring Yuen Siu-tien).

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