Ol' Dirty Bastard

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Ol' Dirty Bastard
Russell Tyrone Jones

(1968-11-15)November 15, 1968
DiedNovember 13, 2004(2004-11-13) (aged 35)
New York City, U.S.
Other names
  • ODB
  • Ason Unique
  • Dirt McGirt
  • Joe Bananas
  • The Specialist
  • Dirt Dog
  • Ossirus
  • Big Baby Jesus
  • Knifey McStab
  • Old Dirty Chinese Restaurant
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active1992–2004
Children7[1] or 13[2]
Musical career
Formerly ofWu-Tang Clan

Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known by his stage name Ol’ Dirty Bastard was an American rapper. He was best known for being one of the founding members of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan. As a solo artist, he had released two studio albums.

Personal life[change | change source]

Jones was an African American who had 3 children. He had problems with drug addiction, meaning he could not stop taking them. He also broke the law a lot. His convictions included attempted assault and using cocaine.[3]

Jones died on November 13, 2004 due to an accidental drug overdose of a mixture of cocaine and prescription drug Tramadol, just two days before his 36th birthday.

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Grammy Awards

Year Nominated work Award Result
1996 Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Best Rap Album Nominated
1998 Wu-Tang Forever (with Wu-Tang Clan) Best Rap Album Nominated
1999 "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" (with Pras and Mýa) Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Nominated

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

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

Year Album
1995 Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
1999 Nigga Please (also N***a 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. Ol' Dirty Bastard's Children Remember Their Father. Vibe. 2017-06-15. Event occurs at 2:06. Archived from the original on 2021-12-11. Retrieved 2019-11-09. All his family. Meaning, all his children. There's about, what, eight, nine of us? Seven. Seven of us.
  2. Resnikoff, Paul (January 14, 2017). "18 Musicians Who Have Way Too Many Kids". Digital Music News. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  3. allmusic profile

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