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

  1. LUMBER >>

    LUMBER >> New Jack

    Joined: Oct 30, 2004 Messages: 37 Likes Received: 0
  2. escapeartist

    escapeartist Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 5, 2004 Messages: 1,229 Likes Received: 0
    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
  3. Cracksmoka

    Cracksmoka Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2002 Messages: 4,504 Likes Received: 97
    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
  4. bruceforsyth

    bruceforsyth Junior Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2004 Messages: 168 Likes Received: 0
    R.I.P OL DIRTY BASTARD, your crazy vocals will be missed in the wu tang!
  5. Gates

    Gates Member

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004 Messages: 922 Likes Received: 0
    couldn't beleive it when i herd this
    RIP O'l Dirty Bastard,
  6. alcohol swab

    alcohol swab Member

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 935 Likes Received: 3
  7. COOLerthanyou.

    COOLerthanyou. New Jack

    Joined: Oct 9, 2004 Messages: 8 Likes Received: 0
  8. tom araya

    tom araya Member

    Joined: Jul 15, 2004 Messages: 318 Likes Received: 2
    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.
  9. Gates

    Gates Member

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004 Messages: 922 Likes Received: 0

    i feel ya on that one...they were alway's original and deeeeeep...
  10. MartySchemeR

    MartySchemeR Member

    Joined: Mar 19, 2004 Messages: 381 Likes Received: 0
    :innocent: DAM! and ur weed got mire seeds than ODB... RIP DIRT MAGIRT Big BAby JESUS
  11. WhOz_wHo?

    WhOz_wHo? Member

    Joined: Oct 23, 2003 Messages: 452 Likes Received: 0
  12. AM Stop

    AM Stop Member

    Joined: Aug 11, 2004 Messages: 309 Likes Received: 0

    REBIRTH New Jack

    Joined: Oct 10, 2004 Messages: 9 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  14. dniice

    dniice Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 114 Likes Received: 0
    the saga ends....
    rest in piece ol dirty
  15. kalmeR1nR...ka1

    kalmeR1nR...ka1 Member

    Joined: Oct 14, 2004 Messages: 330 Likes Received: 0
    ResT-N-PiecE Ol' DirtY BastarD.... you will be missed your original style was ill....