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Discussion in 'Rest In Peace' started by LUMBER >>, Nov 14, 2004.

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    ODB

    Discussion started by LUMBER >> - Nov 14, 2004

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  2. escapeartist

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    escapeartist - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, died of unknown causes on Saturday in New York, according to his spokesperson. He was 35, but would have turned 36 on Monday.

    Sources close to the rapper (whose real name was Russell Tyrone Jones) said he had complained of chest pains earlier in the day, although no further details are available as of yet. ODB had been scheduled to perform with Wu-Tang at a concert in New Jersey on Friday night, but missed the show.

    Another source reported that ODB arrived in the New York area on a flight from Denver at 10:30 p.m. Friday. He was at Wu-Tang's studio, 36 Records LLC on West 34th Street in New York, when he collapsed at approximately 4:35 p.m. on Saturday (November 13). He was pronounced dead at 5:04 p.m., according to Ellen Borakove, a spokesperson for the city medical examiner's office. She said that an autopsy will be conducted Sunday, and results should be known Sunday afternoon.

    A statement was released Saturday evening by ODB's mother, Cherry Jones. "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."

    Damon Dash, who signed ODB to Roc-A-Fella Records last fall, also released a statement. "All of us in the Roc-A-Fella family are shocked and saddened by the sudden and tragic death or our brother and friend," Dash said. "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."

    Dirty, easily the most eccentric of the nine Wu-Tang Clan rappers (if not in all of hip-hop), showed promise as a solo artist, but was hindered by a long series of clashes with the law, which ranged from shoplifting to making terrorist threats.

    The rapper, who also went by several unusual aliases (including Osirus, Joe Bannanas [sic], Dirt McGirt, Dirt Dog, Unique Ason and Big Baby Jesus), was released from prison last year. He had served a two-year term for parole violation and drug charges.

    After his release from prison and psychiatric care, ODB signed with the Roc and was recording as Dirt McGirt (see "Ol' Dirty Bastard Hits Campaign Trail With New Album"). Most recently, he collaborated with Macy Gray for the album (see "ODB Duets With Macy Gray On 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' ").

    Wu-Tang reunited this summer for a concert in California. A recording of the show, titled Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 1, was released in September.

    MTV News will have more on this story as it develops.

    [This story was updated at 10:54 p.m. ET.]

    Don't Do Drugs.. RIP Ol Durtay Bastahd
     
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    Cracksmoka - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    yes it has. regardless, a heavens thread needed to be started anyway...
    rest in peace to one of the most wild innovative mc's of our generation...
    he will be missed..... R.I.P. ODB
     
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    bruceforsyth - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    R.I.P OL DIRTY BASTARD, your crazy vocals will be missed in the wu tang!
     
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    Gates - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    couldn't beleive it when i herd this
    RIP O'l Dirty Bastard,
     
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    R.I.P ODB
     
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    COOLerthanyou. - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    shit....RIP
     
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    tom araya - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    One of the few rap bands i still like, the raw, non-sellout sound of these guys set em apart from the garbage thats out there today. rip odb you'll be missed.
     
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    i feel ya on that one...they were alway's original and deeeeeep...
     
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    MartySchemeR - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    :innocent: DAM! and ur weed got mire seeds than ODB... RIP DIRT MAGIRT Big BAby JESUS
     
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    rip odb
     
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    AM Stop - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    R I P- O D B
     
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    REBIRTH - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    Man odb was the craziest out of 'em all.

    "ooh baby i like it raw, yeah baby I like it raw"

    He was hella raw. Damn this sucks.

    I just copped Wu's greatest hits - go get it. It's dope.
     
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    dniice - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    the saga ends....
    rest in piece ol dirty
     
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    kalmeR1nR...ka1 - Replied Nov 14, 2004

    ResT-N-PiecE Ol' DirtY BastarD.... you will be missed your original style was ill....
     
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