Ol' Dirty Bastard was 'heavily involved' in 'murder, drugs and carjacking' says FBI

Authorities in the US have released the rapper's full criminal record

Ol' Dirty Bastard was 'heavily involved' in 'murder, drugs and carjacking' says FBI

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Former Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was "heavily involved" in "murder, car-jackings and the sale of drugs and illegal guns" according to his newly released FBI report.

The rapper died of a drug overdose in 2004, but his full FBI file has only been recently released and contains an extensive list of arrests for offences that include resisting arrest, injuring a child, common assault, attempted murder of a police officer, refusing to pay child support and the illegal possession of body armour.

The file, which has been obtained by Gun.io/blog, is 93 pages long and connects the rapper, whose real name was Russell Tyrone Jones, with two murders and the notorious Bloods gang. The file also reveals that Ol' Dirty Bastard himself was robbed in January 1998 and received treatment for a bullet wound.

The FBI also describe Wu Tang Clan in the manner of a criminal gang, stating that "once individuals have proved themselves as good and loyal members [of Wu Tang Clan], they are offered record contracts to record rap type music."

A biopic of the early life Wu Tang Clan rapper Raekwon is currently in development, with Cee Lo Green signed on to play the part of Raekwon's father.

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