The follow-up to 99's 'Nigga Please' was recorded before the rapper went to jail last year...

OL’ DIRTY BASTARD is to release a third solo album.

The record, titled ‘The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones’, is to be released in March 2002, according to Rolling Stone in the US.

The album will feature guest appearances from fellow Wu-Tang rapper Method Man, and a host of other rappers including C-Murder, Mack 10, Too Short Big Syke and E-40.

ODB has been behind bars since July after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance. The material on the follow-up to ’99s ‘Nigga Please’ was recorded prior to his incarceration.

An ODB compilation, ‘The Dirty Story – The Best Of ODB’, was released on October 15 via EastWest.