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Ol' Dirty Bastard, dead at 35
November 13, 2004 7:10 PM   Subscribe

OMG! ODB DOA. WTF?
posted by mr_crash_davis (56 comments total)

 
OHES NOES!
posted by Dreamghost at 7:11 PM on November 13, 2004


/me pours a forty onto the floor.
posted by Stynxno at 7:13 PM on November 13, 2004


What the fuck are you bitches laughing about? He died for chrissakes.
posted by Keyser Soze at 7:13 PM on November 13, 2004


*pours out a 40 on da curb* RIP, homie!
posted by cyrusdogstar at 7:14 PM on November 13, 2004


me: Ol' Dirty Bastard died!
Marcy: What!? Cheney's dead?
posted by muckster at 7:15 PM on November 13, 2004


Well that pretty much sucks.

Wu-Tang is for the children.
posted by ChasFile at 7:15 PM on November 13, 2004


We're being at least half serious here, Keyser. =)
posted by cyrusdogstar at 7:15 PM on November 13, 2004


muckster, holy moly. that EXACT same exchange went on at my house. i am so not kidding.

ha!
posted by sugarfish at 7:15 PM on November 13, 2004


It would be cooler if it were someone more annoying like Dave Matthews.
posted by b_thinky at 7:16 PM on November 13, 2004


ok, I hate to be the one to have to do this, but the "our the 40 on the floor" gag was tired 10 years ago. Can we please not do that any more, especially in this thread? That would make me happy.
posted by ChasFile at 7:16 PM on November 13, 2004


A life of constant self-abuse makes the Big Baby Jesus die.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:17 PM on November 13, 2004


Two sad things happened today:

#1. ODB died.

#2. I can't say how much rap sucks for the rest of the night without feeling guilty.
posted by shepd at 7:17 PM on November 13, 2004


RIP ODB
posted by goddam at 7:18 PM on November 13, 2004


I imagine he's bumrushing St. Peter's gates as we speak.
posted by euphorb at 7:19 PM on November 13, 2004


*pours a 40 on ChasFile*

:D
posted by cyrusdogstar at 7:20 PM on November 13, 2004


BFD IMHO.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:22 PM on November 13, 2004


Cuz if ya got grief than bring the ruckus...
posted by ChasFile at 7:22 PM on November 13, 2004


.
posted by Busithoth at 7:23 PM on November 13, 2004


But Dick Cheney is okay, right?
posted by dong_resin at 7:27 PM on November 13, 2004


PYHBYL & KYAG.
posted by jonmc at 7:28 PM on November 13, 2004


man, I thought he was really good on that Queen song, "Another One Bites the Dust." At least they got to collaborate before Freddy died.
posted by whatnot at 7:36 PM on November 13, 2004


What's all this about Cheney's dick, then?
posted by rhizome23 at 7:37 PM on November 13, 2004


*pours fo'ty on ground*

Damn, long live the Wu-Tang Clan.
posted by falconred at 7:49 PM on November 13, 2004


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posted by elpapacito at 7:59 PM on November 13, 2004


i'd actually be more upset if cheney died.
posted by bargle at 8:23 PM on November 13, 2004


FREE ODB!

His shit on "Enter the 36 Chambers" was outstanding. "Nigga' Please" and "Return to the 36 Chambers" were both awesome, and terribly under-rated.

This sucks.
posted by Quartermass at 8:23 PM on November 13, 2004


But you know, honestly, what happens to Hardcore rappers when they get into their 40s anyway? They're not crooners like the Temptations, who could basically keep a living going in clubs and stuff as their audience got older. Is Snoop Dogg going to be breaking it down at the Copa Cabana when he's 60?

Shit, look at what happened to Flavor Flav. Well... maybe we all expected that.
posted by Stan Chin at 8:31 PM on November 13, 2004


Dirty won my heart when he gave a shout out to "all my niggas in submarines".
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 8:42 PM on November 13, 2004


Does no one else think it tragic that a man should die on the eve of his 36th birthday? Shame on all of you who are trying to make a joke out of it, including the original poster.
posted by ikkyu2 at 8:49 PM on November 13, 2004


yes it's tragic ikkyu2, but the way odb lived his life he (and we) should have been happy that he lasted this long.

me, i wont ever forget when Dirty was on Mariah Carey's "Fantasy" where he delivered the unbelievable rhyme of

"me and mariah
go back like babies with pacifiers"

or how about the time that mtv was interviewing him in a limo and he was explaining how he used to be on welfare and he still had his card on him, and he took them to the welfare office to show him that when you slid your card if you were eligible a receipt would print out allowing you to claim your check.

when Dirty slid his card it still worked, he got his welfare check and climbed back into the limo to continue the interview.

thats the odb we will all miss.
posted by tsarfan at 9:08 PM on November 13, 2004


don't make me bust a cap in yo punk asses -- a moment of silcence for the ODB is in fucking order.
give it up, yo.


.
posted by matteo at 9:11 PM on November 13, 2004


From your brutha Superintendent God-Botherer (or possibly, Intellectual Conqueror), RIP, ODB.
posted by Guy Smiley at 9:14 PM on November 13, 2004


im seriously going to cry, he made me love welfare, or as he would put it "werfer".

he is seriously going to be so missed.
posted by alcoholicost at 9:31 PM on November 13, 2004


Any man who can record entire albums while on the run from the police is, well, he's something.

I once heard he was doing a show and the cops showed up to arrest him and he jumped out a window and ran off.
posted by hughbot at 9:39 PM on November 13, 2004


whatnot: thanks for the link. The last bit of that particular mp3 is eerily appropriate.
posted by bashos_frog at 9:41 PM on November 13, 2004


"You know my name, now give me my money."

I think you just got your money, you dirty old bastard.
posted by geoff. at 9:54 PM on November 13, 2004


Fuck. I'd say I've only gotten into ODB in the last two years, though I've heard about him for ages.

I've heard heart attacks and strokes that happen to folks in their low-to-mid 30s are often the result of regular drug use taking its toll on your body. Hopefully it saves others from the same fate if that's the case.
posted by mathowie at 10:25 PM on November 13, 2004


Me and Mariah
Go back like babies with pacifiers
Old dirt' dog no liar
Keep the fantasy hot like fire
Jump, jump
Let me see you do the stomp Girls


RIP

I'm kind of morbidly surprised he lived as long as he did. Dude was wild.
posted by dhoyt at 9:53 AM on November 14, 2004


Ok, his stuff with the rest of the Wu was good, but his solo shit generally sucks. Good as a background vocalist, but little more since Enter the 36 Chambers.
posted by adampsyche at 9:54 AM on November 14, 2004


I've heard heart attacks and strokes
that happen to folks
in their low-to-mid 30s
are often the result of regular drug use
taking its toll on your body.
Hopefully it saves
others from the same fate
if that's the case.



Dag, listen to mathowie spit!
posted by dhoyt at 9:54 AM on November 14, 2004


Yep. God sure broke the mold after making that one. A pretty good ride, in perspective.

And extra points to crash_davis for his fluid FPP style!
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:58 AM on November 14, 2004


I thought he changed his name to Ol' Dirty Chinese Restaurant? Sayonara ODB.
posted by vito90 at 11:41 AM on November 14, 2004


RIP Dirt McGurt
posted by ColdChef at 11:47 AM on November 14, 2004


Ason Unique.

Anyone care to speculate as to the chances of Tupac-style ODB-is-still-alive rumors?
posted by box at 12:01 PM on November 14, 2004


While reflecting on a most eventful 36-year life, we should recall that Dirty saved a four-year-old from a burning car. He didn't seek any publicity for it, either -- her parents recognized him when Dirty visited her in the hospital.
posted by jeffmshaw at 6:15 PM on November 14, 2004


dying is such a taboo.
posted by Satapher at 7:14 PM on November 14, 2004


My favorite ODB moment came in an interview in Spin magazine. The exchange went something like this.

Reporter: How did you feel when you got shot?

ODB: I kinda felt like I didn't like being shot.
posted by jonp72 at 7:26 PM on November 14, 2004 [1 favorite]


ODB was my favorite of the Wu Tang. A great talent, at least back then, and I'm sorry to see him go.

Dose of you who are whahnin about jokahs here not paying enough refpeck prolly don't really gets ODB's schtick. Save your sanctimony for someone who would have wanted it. ODB would have wanted to jokes to come fast and raunchy.

Who has a link to this 1998 Grammy bum rush?
posted by squirrel at 9:03 PM on November 14, 2004


He didn't vote, so P. Diddy killed him.
posted by kindall at 10:23 PM on November 14, 2004


Joe Bananas  
RIP.

Easy on my balls baby, they're fragile as eggs.

Hey Kindall, when Neil Diamond dies I'ma make a stupid joke about him.
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:03 AM on November 15, 2004


My favorite Ol' Dirty moment was when he was promoting the single with Mya and Pras and was asked what kind of things he was doing in the community or what projects he was working on in the community.


His response after a 10 second pause...

"Nothing."

Btw, the randomest thing that I own is a "Free Ol' Dirty" softball jersey that is signed by Gallegher that is signed "free ODB, Gallagher". I'll be wearing that this week.
posted by LouieLoco at 7:06 AM on November 15, 2004


the "pour the 40 on the floor" gag was tired 10 years ago. Can we please not do that any more, especially in this thread?

*Pours a 40 on the floor in memory of the pouring a 40 on the floor*

Shit, look at what happened to Flavor Flav. Well... maybe we all expected that.

Dude he has a hot track on the new de la soul record.
posted by glenwood at 7:44 AM on November 15, 2004


your genius is not my genius, necessarily, but i must say that for my consumption of rap music, ODB's contribution was nothing but genius. just crazy, out there. when you're out on the road this week, grab a copy of nigga please, roll down those windows, and play cold blooded (rick james cover) as loud as you can stand.

videos here @ launch.com
posted by VulcanMike at 9:25 AM on November 15, 2004


I was away and missed this thread, but everyone clowning on ODB's solo efforts has lost my respect. And you don't waaaaaaant, you don't waaaaaant fuck with me, cause my name is ol' dirty.

Dirty won my heart when he gave a shout out to "all my niggas in submarines".

Hell yeah. That was one frenzied, coked-out, off-kilter, bojangled mother fucker and I loved him for it. He was rap's most loved rapscallion, the rap stallion, got more rhymes then guns in a batallion, give baby jesus a medallion he's got them in streets rallyin.

I hope nobody is still reading this thread ;)
posted by The God Complex at 3:27 PM on November 16, 2004


Hey Kindall, when Neil Diamond dies I'ma make a stupid joke about him.

Um. Okay, feel free... was that supposed to have some relevance to something I said or something?
posted by kindall at 6:46 PM on November 16, 2004


Or something. RIP ODB.
posted by botono9 at 10:19 PM on November 18, 2004


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