Ol' Dirty Bastard

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Ol' Dirty Bastard
Birth name Russell Tyrone Jones
Also known as Dirt Dog, Dirt McGirt, O.D.B., Ason Unique, Osirus, Big Baby Jesus, Joe Bananas
Born November 15, 1968(1968-11-15)
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Died November 13, 2004(2004-11-13) (aged 35)
New York City,
New York,
United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1986–2004
Labels Loud/RCA
Elektra
Roc-A-Fella Records
Sure Shot Recordings
NuTech Digital
Dame Dash Music Group/Koch Records
Associated acts Wu-Tang Clan,
Brooklyn Zu,
E-40,
Mariah Carey,
Kelis
Website Myspace

Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004) was an American rapper and music producer. He was better known by his stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard. He is probably best known for being one of the founding members of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan. He also had a solo career and released two studio albums during that time.

Personal life[change | change source]

Jones was African American. He had 13 children. He had problems with drug addiction. He also frequently broke the law; his convictions included attempted assault and cocaine possession.[1] He was shot by robbers in 1998.[1]

Jones died on November 13, 2004 due to an accidental drug overdose of a mixture of cocaine and prescription drug Tramadol.

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Ol' Dirty Bastard released 2 studio albums before his death:

Year Album
1995 Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
1999 Nigga Please

Singles[change | change source]

Ol' Dirty Bastard had 3 singles during his career:

Year Single
1999 Brooklyn Zoo
1995 Shimmy Shimmy Ya
1999 Got Your Money (featuring Kelis)

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 allmusic profile

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