Legal name: Russell Jones (US rapper, aka Ol' Dirty Bastard)

Also performs as: Dirt McGirt

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Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known under his stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard (or ODB), was an American rapper and occasional producer. 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).

After establishing the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard went on to pursue a successful solo career and contributed as a rapper/producer for the Fugees. However, his professional success was hampered by frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died on November 13, 2004, of a drug overdose, two days before his 36th birthday. Before his death, Jones managed to record his third solo album, which remains unreleased.

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".

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Ol' Dirty Bastard 5 3
1999 Nigga Please Ol’ Dirty Bastard 4 1
2005 A Son Unique Ol’ Dirty Bastard 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Dirty Story: The Best of ODB Ol’ Dirty Bastard 1
2002 The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones Ol’ Dirty Bastard 4 1
2005 The Definitive Ol’ Dirty Bastard Story Ol’ Dirty Bastard 1
2009 Message to the Other Side: Osirus, Part 1 Ol' Dirty Bastard 1
In Loving Memory of Russell Jones Ol’ Dirty Bastard 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Free to Be Dirty Ol’ Dirty Bastard 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 The Osirus Mixtape Ol' Dirty Bastard 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Shimmy Shimmy Ya Ol’ Dirty Bastard 5 1
1998 Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) Pras featuring ODB & introducing Mýa 4 3
1998 Got's Like Come On Thru Buddha Monk feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard 1
2000 Got Your Money Ol’ Dirty Bastard 5 3

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 O.D.B.E.P. Ol’ Dirty Bastard 4 1

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