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Ol' Dirty Bastard

Background information
Birth name Russell Tyrone Jones
Also known as See Below
Born November 15, 1968(1968-11-15)
Origin Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died November 13, 2004 (aged 35)
New York City, New York, United States
Genre(s) East Coast hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1990 – 2004
Label(s) Loud/RCA
Elekra
Roc-A-Fella Records
Sure Shot Recordings
NuTech Digital
Dame Dash Music Group/Koch Records
Associated
acts
Wu-Tang Clan

Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 - November 13, 2004) was an American rapper 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. Jessica Kresa (born June 6, 1978) is a professional wrestler better known as ODB (One Dirty Bitch) currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Ol Dirty Bastard - BET This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... ODB redirects here. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... East Coast hip hop is a style of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the early-1970s. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Loud Records is a subsidiary of Arista Records See also List of record labels Categories: Record label stubs | Record labels ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wu-Tang redirects here. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Wu-Tang redirects here. ...


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"[1]), 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's style.[2] Absurd can refer to: Look up Absurd in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Absurdism is a philosophy born of Existentialism absurdity, with small a, is a form of Surreal humour Theatre of the Absurd is an artform utilizing the philosophy of Absurdism Absurd (band) is a heavy metal band This is... Microphones redirects here. ... Profanity is a word choice or usage which many consider to be offensive. ... A Free Association is an association which meets certain mostly negative criteria. ... This article is about the poetic technique. ... Alternative meaning: Kung Fu (TV series) Kung fu or gongfu (功夫, Pinyin: gōngfu) is a well-known Chinese term used in the West to designate Chinese martial arts. ... This article is about Method Man. ... Illegitimacy is the status that was once commonly ascribed to individuals born to parents who were not married. ...


After establishing the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard went on to a successful solo career. However, his professional success was hampered by his erratic personal behavior and frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died in late 2004 of congestive heart failure as a result of a drug overdose. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Congestive heart failure (CHF), also called congestive cardiac failure (CCF) or just heart failure, is a condition that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. ...

Contents

Biography

Early Life and Career

Ol' Dirty Bastard was born Russell Tyrone Jones in Brooklyn in 1968, and grew up in the neighborhood of Fort Greene. As he got older, he started hanging out more and more with his cousins Robert Diggs and Gary Grice; they all shared a taste for rap music and kung-fu movies. Diggs, later to be known as the RZA, Grice, later the GZA, and Jones formed Force Of The Imperial Master, which subsequently became known as the All in Together Now Crew after they had a successful underground single of that name. ' In 1990, Ol' Dirty became close friends with fellow "5 percenter," Freedom Shabazz Allah, aka "Slumlord Shabazz," while both were residing as roommates in Orlando, Florida. Shabazz, hailing from Plainfield, New Jersey, immediately became close friends with "Ason" after graduating from Job Corps in upstate New York along with The RZA's eldest brother. The two became inseparable and spent countless hours penning rhymes together and working a brief stint at the local Hardee's and at Universal Studios as laborers at the "Jaws" attraction. This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Fort Greene is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... RZA, pronounced Rizza, (born Robert Diggs, July 5, 1969 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American producer, rapper, de facto leader of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan and actor. ... GZA (pronounced Gizza), aka The Genius, born Gary Grice August 22, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City is an American MC . ... RZA (IPA pronunciation: ; born , July 5, 1969) is an American hip hop producer, rapper and actor. ... GZA (IPA pronunciation: ), aka The Genius, (born Gary Grice August 22, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American hip hop artist. ... The Five Percenter Universal Flag (Seven, Sun, Moon, and Star). ...


Wu-Tang Clan

Scene from the Wu-Tang Clan music video Can It Be All So Simple.

The cousins soon added six more friends and associates to the Clan, and released their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993. 36 Chambers received enormous critical praise, and is now widely regarded as one of the best and most influential albums of any genre to be released in the 1990s, as well as one of the best hip hop albums of all time.[3] Image File history File links Canitbeallsosimplevideo. ... Image File history File links Canitbeallsosimplevideo. ... Can It Be All So Simple is the third and final single on Wu-Tang Clans critically hailed debut album Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. ... Alternate cover Enter the Wu-Tang (2004 re-issue) Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is the debut album of the East Coast hip hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ...


While most of the group's members received individual praise from critics and fans, Jones became perhaps the best-known member of the group. Armed with a seemingly crazed, slurred, often off-beat, half-sung half-rapped delivery, bizarre lyrics and humorous antics that were unlike anything ever heard before in rap, he seemed to encapsulate and personify the raw, unadulterated and innovative style of the group. In music a back beat (also called the, or a, backbeat) is a term applied to the beats 2 and 4 in a 4/4 bar or a 12/8 bar [1] as opposed to the odd downbeat, (quarter beat 1). ...


Solo career

ODB's infamous debut album cover showing his welfare card.
ODB's infamous debut album cover showing his welfare card.

ODB's solo career began in 1995, making him the second member of the Wu-Tang Clan to release a solo album, following Method Man's 1994 effort, Tical. Released on March 28, 1995, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version spawned the hit singles Brooklyn Zoo and Shimmy Shimmy Ya, which helped power the album to gold status. The album's sound was as raw and gritty as 36 Chambers, producer RZA creating beats even more minimalist and stripped-down than on the group's debut. ODB - Enter the 36 Chambers cover This work is copyrighted. ... ODB - Enter the 36 Chambers cover This work is copyrighted. ... Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version is the first album by an American hardcore rap singer Ol Dirty Bastard. ... This article is about financial assistance paid by government organizations. ... This article is about Method Man. ... Tical is the highly acclaimed debut album by Wu-Tang Clan member and hip hop artist Method Man. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version is the first album by an American hardcore rap singer Ol Dirty Bastard. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ...


That same year, he was featured on the remix of Mariah Carey's "Fantasy". What might have seemed like an unlikely pairing spawned a major hit song. "Fantasy" was among the first popular pop, R&B, and hip hop collaborations. Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Fantasy is a song co-written and co-produced by American singer Mariah Carey and Dave Hall for Careys sixth album, Daydream. ...


Around this time, Jones gained notoriety when, as he was being profiled for an MTV biography, he took two of his thirteen children by limousine to a New York State welfare office to pick up his welfare check while his latest album was still in the top ten of the US charts. The entire incident was filmed by an MTV camera crew and was broadcast nationwide. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... For the song from the band: Brand New, see Limousine (MS Rebridge). ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... This article is about financial assistance paid by government organizations. ...


In 1997, ODB appeared on the Wu-Tang Clan's second and most commercially successful album, Wu-Tang Forever. However, Jones appeared less often on the Clan's second album than on the debut; he contributed a solo track titled "Dog Shit" as well as hooks ("As High As Wu-Tang Get") and spoken introductions ("Triumph"), but other than these appearances and featuring prominently on the songs "Maria" and "Reunited," as well as delivering a very short verse on "Heaterz," he was absent. Ghostface Killah chronology GZA/Genius chronology Wu-Tang Forever is the long-awaited follow-up to the Wu-Tang Clans first album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). ...


In February 1998, Jones witnessed a car accident from the window of his Brooklyn recording studio. He and a friend ran to the accident scene and organized about a dozen onlookers who assisted in lifting the 1996 Ford Mustang—rescuing a 4-year-old girl from the wreckage. She was taken to a hospital with second and third degree burns. Using a false name, Jones visited the girl in the hospital frequently until he was spotted by members of the media.[4] For other Ford Mustang models and concepts, see Ford Mustang Variants. ... For other uses, see Burn. ... For other uses, see Alias. ...


The evening following the traffic accident, Jones rushed on-stage unexpectedly during Shawn Colvin's acceptance speech for "Song of the Year" at the Grammy Awards, and began complaining that he had recently purchased expensive clothes in anticipation of winning the "Best Rap Album" award that he lost to Puff Daddy. Before being escorted off-stage, he implored the audience, "I don't know how you all see it, but when it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children. We teach the children. Puffy is good, but Wu-Tang is the best. I want you all to know that this is ODB, and I love you all. Peace!." His bizarre on-stage antics were widely reported in the mainstream media. Shawn Colvin. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... The 40th Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album has been awarded since 1996. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ...


In April 1998, he announced his new stage name, Big Baby Jesus (the first of many alternate stage names; see the list below), but was never able to give a coherent explanation for the very brief switch.


In 1999, he found time to release Nigga Please between jail sentences, which received much success and was even more bizarrely warped than his debut. This release included the single "Got Your Money" which became extremely successful in the US and elsewhere; it was produced by The Neptunes, and its success would serve as one of the production group's main stepping stones to the super-stardom they would later achieve. As well as the Neptunes, the single also put singer Kelis, who sang the chorus, on the map; she went on to have a successful solo career. Nigga Please is a hardcore rap album by American hip hop artist and member of the Wu-Tang Clan Ol Dirty Bastard, released on September 14, 1999. ... The Neptunes is the name for the record production duo consisting of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, who created the sound for some very successful Hip Hop, R&B and Pop artists in the late-90s and 2000s. ... Kelis Rogers-Jones (née Rogers, born August 21, 1979[1]), better known as Kelis, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. ...


In 2001, with Jones again in jail for crack cocaine possession, his record company Elektra Records made the decision to release a greatest hits album (despite there being only two albums in ODB's back catalog) in order to both end their contract with the unreliable, troubled artist as well as make some money off the publicity generated by his legal troubles. After the contract with Elektra was terminated, the label D-3 records released the album "The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones" in 2002, comprised of tracks put together without Jones's input, using the vocals he had recorded prior to his capture by authorities. The label recruited many guests including several Wu-Tang Clan affiliates, No Limit Records artist C-Murder, and the Insane Clown Posse. However, the album was critically panned and sales were poor. Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... // This is a list of musical groups and producers that are officially affiliated with the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan See also List of Wu-Tang Clan affiliate albums A group consisting of Armel and Sharecka. ... No Limit Records is a record label that began in 1990 as the No Limit Record Shop in Richmond, California. ... For the football player of the same name see Corey Miller (football player). ... Insane Clown Posse (commonly known as ICP) is an American rap duo originally from Wayne, Michigan but formed in the neighborhood of Delray. ...


The year 2003 brought a change in the life of Ol' Dirty Bastard however. The day he was released from prison, with Mariah Carey and Damon Dash by his side, Jones signed a contract with Roc-A-Fella Records, and began a new chapter in his life. Living at his mother's home under house arrest and with a court-ordered probation hanging over his head, he managed to star in a VH1 special :"INSIDE?OUT: ODB LIFE ON PAROL. He also managed to record a new album, scheduled to be released in 2004 through Dame Dash Music Group. Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Damon Dash, also known as Dame Dash, (born May 3, 1971 in Harlem, New York) is an African-American label executive; the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Shawn Jay-Z Carter and Kareem Biggs Burke. ... Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ... In justice and law, house arrest is the situation where a person is confined (by the authorities) to his or her residence. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


He had stated that he also planned on collaborating with artists in the electronic music genre, such as Carnage and The Fiasco, Fischerspooner, and possibly even Massive Attack.[citation needed] For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Fischerspooner is an electroclash duo and performance troupe formed in 1998 in New York. ... Massive Attack are an English trip hop band. ...


Legal troubles

Ol' Dirty Bastard taken sometime after an arrest in 2001.
Ol' Dirty Bastard taken sometime after an arrest in 2001.

In 1993, ODB was convicted of second degree assault for an attempted robbery and in 1994, he was shot in the abdomen following an argument with another rapper. Ol Dirty Bastard - Police Mugshot This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Ol Dirty Bastard - Police Mugshot This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ...


In 1997, he was arrested for failure to pay child support for three of his thirteen children. His wife, Icelene Jones, claimed he had not paid any support in over a year. In many countries, child support or child maintenance is the ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent, caregiver or guardian, for the care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has been terminated. ...


In 1998, he pled guilty to attempted assault on his wife and was the victim of a home invasion robbery at his girlfriend's house. He was shot in the back and arm but the wounds were superficial. Home invasion is the crime of entering a private and occupied dwelling, with the intent of committing a crime, often while threatening the resident of the dwelling. ...


In July 1998, only days after being shot in a push-in robbery at a cousin's house in Brooklyn, he was arrested for shoplifting a pair of $50 shoes from a Foot Locker store in Virginia Beach, Virginia, although he was carrying close to $500 at the time. He was issued bench warrants by the Virginia Beach Sheriffs Department to stand trial after he failed to appear in court numerous times. He was arrested for criminal threatening after a series of drunken confrontations in Los Angeles a few weeks later, and was then re-arrested for similar charges not long after that. For the band Shoplifting see Shoplifting (band). ... Foot Locker, Inc. ... Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Criminal threatening is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of imminent bodily injury. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


During a routine traffic stop, the details of which remain clouded in multiple versions of events, he was arrested for attempted murder and criminal weapon possession. The case was later dismissed. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Weapon possession, as a crime, consists of that circumstance in which a person who is not legally authorised to carry a concealed weapon is found in possession of such a weapon. ...


In February 1999, he was arrested for driving without a license and for being a convicted felon wearing a bulletproof vest (the first person arrested for this infraction under a new California law). Back in New York weeks later, he was arrested for drug possession of crack cocaine and for traffic offenses. With multiple cases in the past and present, he was arrested with marijuana and 20 vials of crack. After his arrest, ODB reportedly asked the police to "make the rocks disappear". During a court hearing, he once called a female prosecutor a "sperm donor."[5] A felony, in many common law legal systems, is the term for a very serious crime; misdemeanors are considered to be less serious. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Drug possession is the crime of having one or more illegal drugs in ones possession, either for personal use, distribution, sale or otherwise. ... A pile of crack cocaine ‘rocks’. Crack cocaine is a highly addictive form of cocaine that is popular for its intense high. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ...


This criminal record was commented on by Chris Rock in his 1999 spoken word song, "No Sex (In the Champagne Room)", with Rock asserting that "ODB couldn'tve possibly committed all those crimes. Coolio did some of that shit." Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an Emmy Award winning American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... Screenshot from the No Sex in the Champagne Room music video. ... This article is about the hip hop artist. ...


ODB entered rehab while still technically a fugitive from the law, but strange behavior during a subsequent court date sent him to jail for a brief period. Substance-abuse rehabilitation is a process of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances. ...


In October 2000, he escaped from his court-mandated drug treatment facility and spent one month as a fugitive. During his time on the run, he hooked up with the RZA and managed to log some time in the recording studio. He then appeared onstage at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York swigging a bottle at the record release party for The W, the third Wu-Tang Clan album. In the summer of 2002, he was arrested inside a South Philadelphia McDonald's (at 29th and Gray's Ferry Ave.), he was spotted by an off duty Philadelphia Police Officer. He spent a couple of days in a Philadelphia jail and was later extradited to New York City. A Manhattan court sentenced him to two to four years incarceration. Mental problems resulted in a suicide attempt not long after his sentencing. The Hammerstein Ballroom is a two-tiered, 12,000 square feet (3658m2) ballroom located within the Manhattan Center Studios on 311 West 34th Street in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America. ... The W is the third album by the American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released on November 21, 2000. ... South Philadelphia district, highlighted on map of Philadelphia County. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In May 2003, Russell Jones was released from prison. It was said that long time friend, Mariah Carey, picked him up after his release. Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ...


Death

The funeral of Jones

At first, his legal troubles and odd behavior made Jones "something of a folk hero", according to The New Yorker writer Michael Agger.[6] However, Huey writes that "it was difficult for observers to tell whether ODB's wildly erratic behavior was the result of serious drug problems or genuine mental instability ... the possibility that his continued antics were at least partly the result of conscious image-making disappeared as time wore on." Funeral of Russell Jones aka Ol Dirty Bastard (with Wyclef Jean) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Funeral of Russell Jones aka Ol Dirty Bastard (with Wyclef Jean) This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... A folk hero is type of hero, real or mythological. ... For other uses, see New Yorker. ... A mental illness or mental disorder refers to one of many mental health conditions characterized by distress, impaired cognitive functioning, atypical behavior, emotional dysregulation, and/or maladaptive behavior. ...


Russell Jones collapsed at approximately 5:29 p.m. on November 13, 2004 (2 days before he turned 36) at Wu-Tang's recording studio (36 Records LLC on West 34th Street in New York City). He was pronounced dead less than an hour later. His funeral was held at Brooklyn's Christian Cultural Center. is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


A statement was released on Saturday (November 13, 2004) evening by his mother Cherry Jones: is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

"This evening, I received a phone call that is every mother's worst dream," she said. "My son, Russell Jones, passed away. To the public, he was known as Ol' Dirty Bastard, but to me, he was known as Rusty, the kindest, most generous soul on earth. I appreciate all the support and prayers that I have received. Russell was more than a rapper, he was a loving father, brother, uncle, and most of all, son."
A Tribute Mural to Ol' Dirty Bastard
A Tribute Mural to Ol' Dirty Bastard

A statement was also released by Damon Dash, who signed ODB to Roc-A-Fella Records in the fall of 2004: Image File history File links ODB_Mural. ... Image File history File links ODB_Mural. ... Roc-A-Fella Records is an American hip hop/rap record label. ...

"All of us in the Roc-A-Fella family are shocked and saddened by the sudden and tragic death of our brother and friend. Russell inspired all of us with his spirit, wit and tremendous heart. He will be missed dearly, and our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go out to his wonderful family. The world has lost a great talent, but we mourn the loss of our friend."

The cause of death remained unknown until December 15, 2004; although he reportedly complained of chest pains prior to collapsing, a heart attack was not listed as the cause of death. During the initial autopsy of the 35-year-old rapper, a doubled plastic bag containing cocaine was discovered in his stomach. Final results from an autopsy show he had a lethal mixture of the prescription painkiller Tramadol and high amounts of cocaine in his system at the time of his death, which was ruled an accidental overdose by the New York Medical Examiner's Office.[7] is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heart attack redirects here. ... This article is about the medical procedure. ... Tramadol (INN) (IPA: ) is an atypical opioid which is a centrally acting analgesic, used for treating moderate to severe pain. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ...


Monikers

Ol' Dirty Bastard takes his name from the 1980 film by Meng-Hwa Ho called An Old Kung Fu Master, known also as Mad Mad Kung Fu and Ol' Dirty & The Bastard. The movie features Yuen Siu Tien aka Simon Yuen who can also be found in other classics such as Drunken Master. Yuen Siu Tien often played a character of an old drunkard who had mastered the martial art of Drunken Boxing. Yuen Siu Tien in Drunken Master Yuen Siu Tien (Chinese: 袁小田) (1912 - 1979) (also known as Yuan Xiao Tian, Simon Yuen, Sam Seed or Ol Dirty) was a Kung Fu movie star in the 1970s. ... DVD cover Drunken Master (醉拳, zuì quán--literally drunken fist) is a movie directed by Yuen Wo Ping, starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Siu Tien (aka Simon Yuen), and Hwang Jang-Lee, first released in 1978. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Zui Quan (Traditional and Simplified Chinese: 醉拳; pinyin: Zuì Quán, literally Drunken Fist, also known as Drunken Boxing or Drunkards Boxing) is a traditional Chinese martial art. ...

  • Ason Unique
  • The Bebop Specialist
  • Big Baby Jesus
  • Sweet Baby Jesus (from ODB: Dirty Minded Documentary)
  • Dirt Dog
  • Osirus
  • The Man of All Rainbows
  • Prince Delight
  • The Professor
  • Rain Man (from MTV interview)
  • Super Bastard (from the Stern interview)
  • Peanut the Kidnapper
  • RJ Tha Mad Specialist (before 1993)
  • Dirt McGirt
  • Freeloading Rusty
  • Joe Bananas

This article is about the genre of music, for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles character see Bebop and Rocksteady. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...

Trivia

  • In a February 27, 1998 interview on The Howard Stern Show, ODB claimed Shinnecock ancestry.
  • During a failed stick-up attempt on ODB and RZA, ODB took the would-be robber's shotgun out of his hands and pointed it back at him.[citation needed]
  • ODB was said to have had very expensive taste when it came to clothes, but didn't like to show it off in public.[citation needed]
  • As a child he was mocked for having Buck Teeth, which later became a trademark to his rapping style. He had custom made diamond grills (jewelry) for his teeth.[citation needed]
  • He is said to "personify raw" by not only his clanmates, but by other rappers such as Lil' Jon & Styles P.
  • Lil' Jon portrayed him during the Wu-Tang Clan's performance at the 2006 Hip Hop Honors.
  • His mother, Cherry Jones, his manager, Jarred Weisfeld, his ex-wife, Icelene Jones, and the mothers of his children are currently fighting over the deceased rapper's estate.[citation needed]
  • "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" is featured in the opening credits of the 2007 film Knocked Up.
  • Kanye West stated that he would "give the fingers on his right hand to have a voice like him" referring to Jones.[citation needed]
  • He is drawn by Riley Freeman in the cartoon show, The Boondocks.
  • According to the RZA upon hearing ODB's first album, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, Busta Rhymes said that he now knew how to truly make a hip-hop album.
  • He is featured on the final track of the Wu-Tang Clan's new album, 8 Diagrams.

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Discography

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References

  1. ^ Description at AllMusic
  2. ^ as related on track 5 of Enter the Wu-Tang
  3. ^ http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/A890.htm Acclaimed Music - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
  4. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1429494/19980224/ghostface_killah.jhtml
  5. ^ Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard dies suddenly in New York
  6. ^ Agger, Michael. "Not Dirty", The New Yorker, 2005-01-10. Retrieved on 2006-10-09. 
  7. ^ Zahlaway, Jon. "Autopsy shows ODB died of accidental drug overdose", LiveDaily, December 15, 2004. Retrieved on 2007-01-13. 

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Ol' Dirty Bastard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2676 words)
Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB) was the stage name of Russell Tyrone Jones (born November 15, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, died November 13, 2004 in Brooklyn, New York), an American rapper and one of the founding members of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan.
Ol' Dirty Bastard might best be described as the court jester of the Wu-Tang Clan: he simultaneously brought a measure of comic relief and a somewhat disturbing touch of the absurd.
ODB entered rehab while still technically a fugitive from the law, but strange behavior during a subsequent court date sent him to jail for a brief period.
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