But the new sentence, for violating probation, will run concurrently with his current one...

OL’ DIRTY BASTARD has been sentenced to two years in prison by a LOS ANGELES court for violating his probation by fleeing a drug rehabilitation centre in PASADENA last year.

But the the Wu-Tang Clan member will not have to serve any excess time inside as the sentence will run concurrently with the time he’s currently spending in a New York prison for crack cocaine possession charges. He could be there another three years.

ODB, real name Russell Jones, was sentenced in his absence on Friday (October 12). However, he has already served almost a year and could be paroled in both cases in early 2002.

ODB was ordered into the rehab clinic after pleading no contest to making terrorist threats at a club in 1998 and to wearing a bulletproof vest in 1999. He was the first person to be convicted under a new state law that forbids convicted violent felons from wearing body armour, reports

A greatest hits package, ‘The Dirty Story – The Best Of ODB’ was released yesterday (October 15) in the UK.