WU-TANG Forever

From now on you all you beeyatches must refer to me as PHANTOM WARRIOR when you see me in the streets. I went to this website to look up my WU-TANG name.

Burn a candle for my brother RUSSELL JONES. This is the tenth anniversary of the release of his classic and seminal Hip-Hop album, RETURN TO THE 36 CHAMBERS: THE DIRTY VERSION. The album was as innovative as it was entertaining. O.D.B. clearly understood that the first instrument that was available to humans was their voice. He twists rhymes with invectives and expletives and just some plain ol’ nigga madness.

You have all heard the tales of nigga madness like when DIRTY went to pick up a welfare check in a limousine, bu my favorite O.D.B. story goes back to February 1998, after DIRTY witnessed a car accident from the window of his Brooklyn recording studio, he and a friend ran to the accident scene and organized about a dozen onlookers who assisted in lifting the 1996 Ford Mustang — rescuing a 4-year-old girl from the wreckage. She was taken to a hospital with second and third degree burns. DIRTY, using a false name, visited the girl in the hospital frequently until he was spotted by members of the media.

The following night at the Grammy Awards, O.D.B. rushed onstage unexpectedly during Shawn Colvin’s acceptance speech for “Song of the Year” and began complaining that he had recently purchased expensive clothes in anticipation of winning the “Best Rap Album” award that he lost to PUFF DIDDY. But before being escorted off-stage, he implored the audience, “I don’t know how you all see it, but when it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children.”

And just like me, O.D.B. liked it raw.

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