RZA Is Bringing O.D.B.’s Life Story To The Big Screen

A biopic spotlighting one of the most polarizing individuals ever to handle the microphone has officially been green-lighted. Whispers of a film presenting the peculiar life of Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard have been swirling since 2016, and with Sony’s Colombia Pictures affirming the headway, enthusiasts of the Staten Island, New York-based collective and Brooklyn MC can rejoice in unison.

The ever-eccentric “Dirt McGirt,” who passed away in 2004 of an accidental drug overdose just days before his 36th birthday, accumulated an eternity of outrageous and unforgettable moments throughout his extraordinary career. Plagued by both schizophrenia and addiction, the unpredictable O.D.B. notoriously rushed the stage at the 1998 Grammy’s after losing the award for “Best Rap Album.” “Big Baby Jesus” (just one of his many famous monikers) chalked up a collection of other bizarre moments, from performing as a fugitive on the run in 2000 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, to picking up public assistance money while riding in a limo during an MTV News segment, and almost engulfing himself in flames after getting too close to the pyrotechnics during a performance of “Ghetto Supastar” with Pras and Mya at the 1998 Video Music Awards. Captivating because of his antics as much as his lyrical technique, there is no doubt that a biopic accounting Russel Tyrone Jones’ existence will have no shortage of subject matter.

source: ambrosiaforheads.com

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