|Ol’ Dirty Bastard Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||November 15, 1968|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Ol’ Dirty Bastard was an American rapper, producer, and actor who shot to fame with his music finesse and also formed the hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, along with other musicians. He released several albums which included the likes of Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, Nigga Please, and The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones and was also nominated for a Grammy in 1996, 1998, and 1999.
Russell Tyrone Jones
Ol’ Dirty Bastard, O.D.B., Rusty, Dirt McGirt, Osirus, Ason Unique, Big Baby Jesus, Ol’ Dirty
He was born on November 15, 1968.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard passed away at the age of 35 on November 13, 2004, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States due to drug overdose.
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
He lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Rapper, Producer, Actor
- Father – William R. Jones
- Mother – Cherry Jones
- Siblings – Ramsey Jones (Brother). Ol’ Dirty Bastard had 4 other siblings too.
- Others – Robert Diggs (Cousin) (Rapper, Record Producer, Musician, Actor, Director), Gary Grice (Cousin) (Rapper, Songwriter)
Ol’ Dirty Bastard was managed by Jarred Weisfeld.
Loud/RCA Records, Elektra Records, Roc-A-Fella Records
6 ft or 183 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ol’ Dirty Bastard had dated –
Race / Ethnicity
- Extremely bold rapping style
- Outrageously profane rhymes
Ol’ Dirty Bastard Facts
- He was one of the members who formed the hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, which also included artists like RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna.
- As a solo artist, Ol’ Dirty Bastard released his debut studio album, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, on March 28, 1995, via Elektra Records and it included songs like Shimmy Shimmy Ya, Brooklyn Zoo, Hippa to da Hoppa, The Stomp, and Proteck Ya Neck II The Zoo. The album also featured artists such as Raekwon, Killah Priest, Brooklyn Zu, Prodigal Sunn, 60 Second Assassin, RZA, Masta Killa, and Ghostface Killah.
- The album titled Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version was certified ‘Gold’ by United States (RIAA) as well as it was nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Rap Album” category in 1996.
- His 2nd studio album, Nigga Please, was released on September 14, 1999, via Elektra Records and was certified ‘Gold’ by United States (RIAA).
- Ol’ Dirty Bastard was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2003.
- During his final years, he turned very eccentric and music writer Steve Huey said, “it was difficult for observers to tell whether Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s wildly erratic behavior was the result of serious drug problems or genuine mental instability.”
- He died just 2 days before his 36th birthday.
- During his lifetime, Ol’ Dirty Bastard was involved in a lot many legal issues such as his inability to pay child support for 3 of his children, attempting an assault on his wife, shoplifting a pair of $50 shoes from a store, alleged connections to 3 murders, and many others.
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