An album featuring 15 new songs by rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is slated to hit stores on Jan. 4, less than two months after his death.

An album featuring 15 new songs by rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is slated to hit stores on Jan. 4, less than two months after his death. ODB's mother, Cherry Jones, and his manager, Jarred Weisfeld, announced today (Dec. 7) they were creating JC Records (Jarred Cherry Records) to release "Osirus," titled for one of the rapper's many nicknames.

ODB, whose real name was Russell Jones, died last month in a Manhattan recording studio, two days before his 36th birthday. Jones, a member of the seminal rap group Wu-Tang Clan, was known as well for his music as his numerous brushes with the law.

JC Records plans another album release in March featuring artists associated with ODB, and there are other projects in the works, according to Weisfeld. "Dirty's legacy will continue though this album, his music, his DVD and his clothing line for all eternity," he said in a statement.

ODB had also been working on his debut album for Roc-A-Fella Records; a label representative said the as-yet-untitled set would be released early next year.


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