Ol' Dirty Bastard

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Ol' Dirty Bastard
ODB Mural.jpg
Ol' Dirty Bastard mural
Russell Tyrone Jones

(1968-11-15)November 15, 1968
DiedNovember 13, 2004(2004-11-13) (aged 35)
New York City, U.S.
Cause of deathAccidental drug overdose
Other names
  • ODB
  • Ason Unique
  • Dirt McGirt
  • Joe Bananas
  • Dirt Dog
  • Osirus
  • Big Baby Jesus
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • producer
Years active1990–2004
Children7[1] or 13[2]
Musical career

Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known by his stage name Ol’ Dirty Bastard was an American rapper and music producer. 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.

He died on 13 November 2004 from a drug overdose at the age of 35.

Personal life[change | change source]

Jones was African American. He 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] He was shot by robbers in 1998.[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.

Discography[change | change source]

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

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. 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. 3.0 3.1 allmusic profile

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