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Ol' Dirty Bastard

Rapper
Male
Born Nov 15, 1968

Russell Tyrone Jones was an American rapper and occasional producer, who went by the stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard, ODB, Ason Unique, Osirus, and Big Baby Jesus. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group primarily from Staten Island, New York that first rose to mainstream prominence with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born on November 15, 1968.

TEENAGE

1980 11 Years Old Ol' Dirty Bastard was noted for his "outrageously profane, free-associative rhymes delivered in a distinctive half-rapped, half-sung style". His stage name was derived from the 1980 martial arts film Ol' Dirty and the Bastard (also called An Old Kung Fu Master, starring Yuen Siu-tien). … Read More

TWENTIES

1993 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group primarily from Staten Island, New York which first rose to mainstream prominence with their 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). … Read More
1995 26 Years Old Ol' Dirty Bastard's solo career began March 28, 1995. … Read More
1996 27 Years Old His caseworker revoked his eligibility after seeing the MTV segment, and the incident was viewed as an example of the welfare abuses that led to the significant welfare reforms enacted in 1996.
1997 28 Years Old In 1997, Ol' Dirty Bastard appeared on the Wu-Tang Clan's second and most commercially successful work, the double album Wu-Tang Forever. … Read More
In February 1998, Ol' Dirty Bastard witnessed a car accident from the window of his Brooklyn recording studio. … Read More

THIRTIES

1999 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 14, 1999 shortly before the Amadou Diallo incident, two officers from the Street Crimes Unit fired eight shots at Ol' Dirty Bastard and accused him of firing at them after they stopped his car in Bedford-Stuyvesant. … Read More
2000 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2000, he escaped from his court-mandated drug treatment facility and spent one month as a fugitive. … Read More
…  He also managed to record a new album, originally scheduled to be released through Dame Dash Music Group in 2004; it has since been shelved indefinitely.
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