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Birth name: Russell Tyrone Jones.
Also known as:
-Big Baby Jesus.
Born: November 15, 1968 Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Died: November 13, 2004 Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Russell Tyrone Jones was an American rapper known by the stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard (often shortened to ODB). He was one of the founding members of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan and is regarded as one of the greatest emcees of all time.
Ol' Dirty Bastard simultaneously brought a measure of humor and a touch of the absurd to the Wu-Tang Clan. Often noted for his unusual microphone technique (critic Steve Huey writes of Jones' "outrageously profane, free-associative rhymes" delivered "in a distinctive half-rapped, half-sung style"), Jones' stage name came from a 1980 kung fu film entitled Ol' Dirty & The Bastard, the relevance of which was articulated by Method Man's assertion that there was "no father" to Jones's style.
After establishing the Wu-Tang Clan, Ol' Dirty Bastard went on to a successful solo career. However, his professional success was hampered by his erratic personal behavior and frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died in late 2004 of a congestive heart failure as a result of a drug overdose.