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Ol' Dirty Bastard

Rapper
Male
Born Nov 15, 1968
Died Nov 13, 2004
Death Place New York City
Genres Hip hop
Performed With Wu-Tang Clan + Br...
Record Label Elektra Records

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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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born on November 15, 1968.

TEENAGE

1980 11 Years Old Jones was often noted for his trademark microphone techniques and 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 Simon "Ol' Dirty" Yuen); Method Man articulated its relevance on track 5 of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), stating there was "no father to his style". … 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
1996 27 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
1997 28 Years Old …  In 1997, he was arrested for failure to pay child support for three of his 13 children.
1998 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, he pleaded guilty to attempted assault on his wife and was the victim of a home invasion robbery at his girlfriend's house. … 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 ODB (Russell Jones) 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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