Rhino Prepares 'Definitive' ODB Set
Late rap icon Ol' Dirty Bastard's unique discography will be celebrated on the upcoming compilation "The Definitive Ol' Dirty Bastard Story."Late rap icon Ol' Dirty Bastard's unique discography will be celebrated on the upcoming compilation "The Definitive Ol' Dirty Bastard Story." Due June 21 via Rhino, the 16-track set rounds up highlights from ODB's two Elektra solo albums (plus two alternate versions) as well as guest appearances on other artists' tracks.
From 1995's "Return to the 36 Chambers" comes "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" (in a regular and "clean" version), "Raw Hide," and "Brooklyn Zoo," plus the LP version of "Give It to Ya Raw" from the "Brooklyn Zoo" EP.
The 1999 album "N*gga Please" is represented by ODB's biggest solo hit, "Got Your Money" featuring Kelis, "Rollin' Wit You," "Cold Blooded," "Good Morning Heartache" featuring Lil' Mo, "All in Together Now," the title track and "I Can't Wait."
ODB's appearances on a remix of Mariah Carey's No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Fantasy" and with Mya on Pras Michel's "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" can also be found on the collection.
A bonus DVD rounds up ODB's videos for "Got Your Money," "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and "Brooklyn Zoo,” plus a 1995 interview for the Box, during which ODB leads a tour through his native Brooklyn with Wu-Tang Clan colleague RZA.
ODB was recording a new album when he collapsed and died last November in a Manhattan recording studio. As previously reported, the set, dubbed "A Son Unique," was originally scheduled to be released via Damon Dash Music Group and RZA's Wu Tang Records, in partnership with Island Def Jam (IDJ).
And even though Dash is ending his venture with IDJ, sources say the latter company will still release "A Son Unique" sometime in July.