RZA Unlocks Unreleased Ol' Dirty Bastard Song 'Obey Me'

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Ol Dirty Bastard photographed in the mid 1990s.

RZA took some inventory of the Wu-Tang Clan archives earlier this year and dusted off an unreleased track from late rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard called “Obey Me.”

In November, the Wu mastermind spoke to Rolling Stone about the never-before-heard offering (remixed by Shash'U), which ODB recorded during his 1995 solo debut, Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.

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"He was fuckin' buggin' out on this song that night," said RZA. "Dirty felt that anything he made was supposed to be released. I was more critical of what we released. And even though some people may listen to his first album and go, 'Shit, this is crazy, this song fits right in.' To me, there was a method to the madness of what we did. And with the stuff that didn't make the album, there was a clear reason why in the narrative of what I was striving to create with his style."

RZA teamed with portable speaker company Boombotix for the special delivery, which is embedded in a limited edition Boombot REX speaker, along with another remix by Fools Gold Records’ High Klassified. The speaker is available through Boombotix.com and Zumiez stores.

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Watch the visual presentation of the ODB track courtesy of Boombotix and the Ol' Dirty Bastard estate below.


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