July 25, 2013


Wu-Tang Clan Unearth Ol' Dirty Bastard Verses for New Album

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According to a recent interview with Wu-Tang Clan rapper Inspectah Deck, death will NOT stop Ol' Dirty Bastard from joining his hip hop brethren on their 20th anniversary album.

The late master of the mic will appear on A Better Tomorrow thanks to rapper/producer RZA, who's uncovered previously unreleased ODB material.

"RZA has a bunch of Ol' Dirty tracks and verses that for years nobody's heard," Deck told The Line of Best Fit. "From my last conversation with him, we're supposed to have an Ol' Dirty track on there. It may be by itself or we might join it on to another song. But Ol' Dirty is going to be part of this album, that's a fact."

Whether the idea of ODB reuniting with his Staten Island crew on record excites you or gives you pause, keep in mind this isn't unprecedented. An Ol' Dirty Bastard verse appeared on an international bonus track to Wu-Tang's last album, 2007's 8 Diagrams. So although this is a surprise, it's in keeping with their only other post-ODB disc.

Speaking of ODB, that biopic starring The Wire's Michael K. Williams is still on the way. Listen to Omar doing ODB below.