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Ol' Dirty Bastard

Personal information
Birth nameRussell Tyrone Jones
BornNovember 15, 1968
OriginFort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, New York,
United States
DiedNovember 13, 2004(age 35)
New York City,
New York,
United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1988 � 2004
Roc-A-Fella Records
Sure Shot Recordings
NuTech Digital
Dame Dash Music Group/Koch Records
Associated actsWu-Tang Clan
Brooklyn Zu

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Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 � November 13, 2004) was a Grammy award nominated American rapper and occasional producer, who went by the stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard (often shortened to ODB). He was one of the founding members of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

Ol' Dirty Bastard simultaneously brought a measure of humor and a touch of the absurd to the Wu-Tang Clan. Often noted for his unusual microphone technique (critic Steve Huey writes of Jones' "outrageously profane, free-associative rhymes" delivered "in a distinctive half-rapped, half-sung style"), Jones' stage name came from a 1980 kung fu film entitled Ol' Dirty & The Bastard, the relevance of which was articulated by Method Man's assertion that there was "no father" to Jones' style.

After establishing the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard went on to a successful solo career. However, his professional success was hampered by erratic personal behavior and frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died in late 2004 of an accidental drug overdose, two days before his 36th birthday.

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Ol' Dirty Bastard's Last Album Sold For Just $10K? - BallerStatus.com Tweet this news
BallerStatus.com--It's been eight years since fans have received a new -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard- album and six years since his untimely death. ... - Date : Sun, 18 Jul 2010 07:22:31 GMT+00:00
J. Cardim Talks "The IN Crowd", Progression In The Game - HipHopDX Tweet this news
HipHopDX--J. Cardim: Well in 2005, -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard's- posthumous album was supposed to come out on Dame Dash Music Group and Clark Kent was the A&R. ... - Date : Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:42:37 GMT+00:00
Pitchfork 2010: Raekwon - BeatCrave.com Tweet this news
BeatCrave.com--Raekwon is just one part of the nine person group (used to be ten until -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard- passed away in 2004). Other members include RZA, GZA, Method Man, ... - Date : Wed, 21 Jul 2010 07:45:58 GMT+00:00
Ol' Dirty Bastard's Widow Sold Out For Peanuts, Says Former Manager - RTT News Tweet this news
RTT News--(RTTNews) - The former manager of the Wu-Tang Clan's late -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard- - who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2004 - has alleged that the ... - Date : Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:30:25 GMT+00:00
ODB's Wife Sold Unreleased Album For $10K - Prefixmag Tweet this news
Prefixmag--Here's some kind of sad news related to -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard-: His wife, Icelene Jones, sold the rights to his last unreleased album, A Son Unique, ... - Date : Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:07:10 GMT+00:00
Five reasons to go see: Wu-Tang Clan - The List Tweet this news
The List--Since -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard- died in 2004, his memory has been honoured at every opportunity, so expect a hefty group tribute to one of hip hop's most maniacal ... - Date : Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:26:26 GMT+00:00
Ol' Dirty Bastard's Widow Sells His Posthumous Album for Just $10000 - Exclaim! Tweet this news
Exclaim!--Wu-Tang Clan's -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard- (aka Russell Jones) died in 2004, but his surviving family members continue to squabble over control over his legacy. ... - Date : Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:58:04 GMT+00:00
Mister, who Is Back? The Wu is Back - Glasswerk.ie Tweet this news
Glasswerk.ie--With largely the original line-up, only the late -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard- will be missing. However, ranked by MTV as the "5th best hip hop act in the world", ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 17:22:05 GMT+00:00
GZA Heats Up Day Four of Sled Island - Spinner Tweet this news
Spinner--As the rapper whipped out freestyle jams and grimy gems like 'Living in the World Today,' 'Gold' and, in a nod to late Wu-Tang member -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard-, ... - Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 18:18:56 GMT+00:00
Tonight! DJ Deekline Brings Breakbeat to Respectable Street - Broward New Times (blog) Tweet this news
Broward New Times (blog)--His breakbeat prowess was even put to work to remix -Ol-' -Dirty Bastard's- biggest hit, "Got Your Money," featuring Kelis. Deekline is a delight live when he ... - Date : Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:43:16 GMT+00:00

Ol' Dirty Bastard

Studio albumsReturn to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version * Nigga Please * The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones
Posthumous albumsOsirus * A Son Unique
Compilation albumsThe Dirty Story: The Best of Ol' Dirty Bastard * The Definitive Ol' Dirty Bastard Story * Free to Be Dirty! Live
Singles"Brooklyn Zoo" * "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" * "Got Your Money"
Related articlesWu-Tang Clan * Brooklyn Zu

Wu-Tang Clan

Studio albumsEnter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) * Wu-Tang Forever (1997) * The W (2000) * Iron Flag (2001) * 8 Diagrams (2007)
Singles"Protect Ya Neck" * "Method Man" * "C.R.E.A.M." * "Can It Be All So Simple" * "Triumph" * "The Worst" * "Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)" * "Gravel Pit" * "Uzi (Pinky Ring)" * "The Heart Gently Weeps"
CompilationsThe Swarm * Wu-Chronicles * Wu-Chronicles, Chapter 2 * The Sting * Disciples of the 36 Chambers * Legend of the Wu-Tang Clan * Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture * Mathematics Presents Wu-Tang Clan & Friends Unreleased * Wu-Tang Chamber Music
RelatedDiscography * The Wu-Tang Manual * The Tao of Wu * Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style * Affiliates * Affiliates discography * Loud Records

Roc-A-Fella Records

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