Before we see him appear on the big screen playing the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard in the upcoming biopic, Dirty White Boy, Michael K. Williams performed the late Wu-Tang rapper’s classic debut single “Brooklyn Zoo” at the Brooklyn Bowl during the OKP Holiday Jam. Check out the clip up top.
7 years ago the world lost a special, genuine and rather unique individual. A person who was undeniably real and spoke freely from his heart. A person who like any other person had his demons on his shoulders weighing him down, but he was the only reason we stayed around, when he took the podium and declared that Wu Tang was for the children. As a platinum selling artist, he took us on a ride through Brooklyn in a limo to collect food stamps to feed his family, stating that he was owed 40 aces and a mule. Regardless of however you felt about him musically, you can’t take the fact that there will certainly never be another ODB. He was Hip Hop’s Big Baby Jesus, who strongly influenced a genre and it is safe to say that the music as we know it will never be the same without the Ol Dirty Bastard.
I’m in tears at how this video evokes memories of bad clothing decisions, absurd haircuts and the movie House Party. Get familiar with a pre-Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Clan, starring the Genius (GZA), Prince Rakeem (RZA) and their backup dancer/human beatbox machine (Ason Unique), courtesy of the good folks of ego trip.
This is apparently Russell Jones’ last-ever recorded verse. Damn. I still can’t believe it’s going on six years since he passed.
Here’s a new track from some guest hosts of last week’s (2)Dope Radio, and a track from Meyhem Lauren I played during the show.
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Here is a 30 second teaser clip from ODB’s new album/DVD in stores now.
Some new audio from the late Russell Jones off Message To The Other Side: Osirus pt.1 in stores tomorrow.
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While at the Brooklyn Zoo, Dante Ross recalls the making of Dirty’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version cover. Props to XXL.
This weekend (November 15) is ODB’s born day, and Dante tells XXL about the time Dirty jumped out the window. Check out part one under the cut.
Dirt McGirt doing an anti-drug song? Isn’t that about as wrong as that Cosby Show pr0n that came out a while back? Hell, in the first 15 seconds he says he “cocaine’d out.” I give up.
DOWNLOAD: Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Say NO