Ol' Dirty Bastard Biography

Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 - November 13, 2004), best known by his stage name 'Ol' Dirty Bastard (or ODB'), was an American rapper and occasional producer. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group primarily from Staten Island, New York that first rose to mainstream prominence with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

After establishing the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard went on to pursue a successful solo career and contributed as a rapper/producer for the Fugees. However, his professional success was hampered by frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died on November 13, 2004 of a drug overdose, two days before his 36th birthday. Prior to his death, Jones managed to record his third solo album, which remains unreleased.

Jones was often noted for his trademark microphone techniques and 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 Simon "Ol' Dirty" Yuen); Method Man articulated its relevance on track 5 of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), stating there was "no father to his style".

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Ol' Dirty Bastard set to release first posthumous UK single

The rapper is teamed-up from beyond the grave with girl band…

  • Sep 11, 2005

OL' DIRTY BASTARD - CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED

The star had complained of chest pains before collapsing last month - and know we know why...

  • Dec 16, 2004

'NEW' OL' DIRTY BASTARD ALBUM ON THE WAY

‘Osirus’ was completed a month ago...

  • Nov 20, 2004

ODB LAID TO REST

3,000 mourners attend the rapper’s funeral in Brooklyn…

  • Nov 19, 2004

ODB REMEMBERED

The rapper is remembered at a church in New York…

  • Nov 18, 2004

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Dempsey  :  ODB On The Run/Buzz

Dempsey : ODB On The Run/Buzz

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  • Dec 14, 2001

got your money

Ol' Dirty Bastard Got Your Money(Elektra)

  • Jun 24, 2000

N***a Please

How to make an [a]Ol' Dirty Bastard[/a] cocktail: take one part [a]Shaun Ryder[/a], two parts [a]Rick James[/a], half a teaspoon of [B]Iggy Pop[/B] and a dash of [B]Barry White[/B]....

  • Sep 30, 1999

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