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View Poll Results: Ol' Dirty was
The real deal - a dangerous clown prince of rap. 21 80.77%
A great character actor, with minor mental issues that were exaggerated 5 19.23%
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Conan View Post
Ol' Dirty Bastard was a Wu-Tang rapper and easily stood out for his sloppy, off-beat, and dangerously unstable style. To me this guy really put the icing on the cake for the Wu-Tang, adding comic relief and a touch of the absurd.

Bringing him up because I just got the Return to the 36 Chambers album and I find it absolutely hillarious and charming, but the way I find The Joker off Batman funny - in a sort of he's nobody to mess with kind of way.

Sad about his death, but the man was a raving lunatic so you know it was to happen at one point.

But then again, was he a raving lunatic? Some have made the assertion that ODB was simply in character. I personally don't buy it because his behavior seemed far too self-destructive.


I'm with you haha.

Though whether it was flat-out mental instability or the drugs he was taking is anybody's guess.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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^Hahaha. I love the part where the guy in the background says "Dirty."
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Wow, he looks really high in that video. Gotta love the eye connection though.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I love return to the 36 chambers and I have to agree, he must of been bat **** insane to make that album. However It might just of been acting as I noticed on wutang group releases he is much more "subdued"
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I watched the WU in concert a couple times and it would have been every more nuts if ODB was there too!!
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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He's the 'real deal' in that he was probably legitimately insane.

Those Wu classics just wouldn't be the same without his off-kilter lunacy, but on his own, it's a little much for me. I think his style works far better within a framework of 'normalcy' so to speak.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:25 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Its neck and neck between ODB and GZA for which one of the Wu Tang members is my favorite. Ol' Dirty Bastard's Return to 36 Chambers was one heckuva album. I think its fairly overlooked by fans (of Wu's solo albums.) because of Liquid Swords and Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... however I think Return to 36 Chambers is right there with those two albums and deserves more credit. I might be off about the fact the album and artist are underrated but that's just from personal experience.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:54 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bonesaw-orchestra View Post
There's something about ODB that really got me into the Wu. He was just a hilarious guy, character or not - he fit in the mix.
Agreed. Any good gang needs a member that's a little off the rails. He's got some of the most entertaining & original flowz.

It's unfortunate that some of the later stuff was obviously pieced together in pro tools; but you can't hold it against him. He lived it to the max.

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