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Rapper O.D.B. Collapses, Dies in Studio

Rapper O.D.B. Collapses, Dies in Studio

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NEW YORK - The rap artist O.D.B., who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and died inside a recording studio Saturday, his record label said. He was 35.


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O.D.B. had complained of chest pains before collapsing at the Manhattan studio, according to a statement from Roc-a-Fella records.



O.D.B., also known as Ol' Dirty Bastard, Dirt McGirt or his legal name of Russell Jones, was a founding member of the hit rap group the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s. With his offbeat, unorthodox delivery, he segued into a successful solo career and released several hit singles.



But he was frequently in trouble with the law, mostly for drug possession.



In February 1998, he crashed the stage at the Grammy Awards and hijacked a microphone from singer Shawn Colvin (news) as she accepted an award, apparently upset over losing the best rap album Grammy to Puff Daddy (news - web sites). He complained that he spent a lot of money for new clothes because he thought he was going to win. The rapper later apologized. Later in 1998, he was wounded in a shooting during a robbery in his apartment.



In 2001 he was sentenced to two to four years in prison for drug possession; plus two concurrent years for escaping from a rehab clinic. He was released in 2003 and immediately signed with Roc-a-Fella.



O.D.B. would have turned 36 on Monday.


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This is shocking, I feel for all his kids and his mother who was there for him while he was locked up taking care of him when no one else cared. He just got out not that long ago too. We'll miss you man, no one else out there like you.
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Wasn't he 'Big Baby Jesus' for a short bit before Dirt McGirt?
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That is shocking. I don't know the cause of his death, and it might be wrong to presume that he was on drugs. But, I think many of these super stars needs to rethink using the hard drugs.

It might make you feel great for the shortime, but the long-time effects are very dangerous.

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I believe he probably was still on drugs. I saw this feature on him a few months back where he was in the studio with Pharrell and when Pharrell told him to sing something he was like ? He said he was completely without confidence when he's not drugged up.

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Ol' Dirty Bastard is death???

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He was supposed to be at the Wu reunion in New Jersey last night that my friend went to but he didn't show for some reason. The next day he was dead. Crazy.
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At least he wasn't killed
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