In the nearly nine years since the unfortunate passing of Wu-Tang Clan star Ol’ Dirty Bastard, his bizarre image, rhyme schemes and accompanying lifestyle lives on in infamy. With the announcement that the RZA is digging in the vaults to unearth some ODB verses for the upcoming A Better Tomorrow album, fans around the world certainly rejoiced.
Although ODB, born Russell Jones, wasn’t known as the sharpest rapper in the Clan, he was a favorite of the crew and onlookers alike. Blessed with an uncanny ability to make his free-flowing style work over any track, Big Baby Jesus is a sorely missed cog in the great Wu-Tang machine.
On the following pages, we take a look at 10 of ODB’s craziest lines over the years. Let us know if we missed any.
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