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Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s FBI File Revealed


The Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard passed away in 2004 but his legacy lives on via his music, and now FBI files. Pitchfork reports that a site called obtained ODB’s files via a Freedom of Information Act request.

The files are available here, and at 90+ pages it is far from light reading. does provide choice selections for you to skip ahead to, including:

  • “The WTC is heavily involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, carjacking and other types of violent crime.” [p5]
  • Connections to the murder of Robert “Pooh” Johnson and Jerome “Boo Boo” Estrella. [p6]
  • Connection to murder of Ishamael “Hoody” Kourma. [p13]
  • A shoot-out with the NYPD. [p15]
  • Arrest for felony possession of body armour. [p16]
  • Connections to the Bloods Gang. [p17]
  • Found in possession of large bags full of paper currency. [p40]
  • Details of his being robbed and shot while staying in the Kingston projects. [p45]

ODB, born Russell Jones, died on November 13, 2004 from a drug overdose; cocaine and Tramadol were found in his system.