Ol' Dirty Bastard

American rapper

Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known by his stage name Ol’ Dirty Bastard was an American rapper and music producer. He is probably best known for being one of the founding members of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan. He also had a solo career and released two studio albums during that time.

Ol' Dirty Bastard
Birth nameRussell Tyrone Jones
Also known asDirt Dog, Dirt McGirt, O.D.B., Ason Unique, Osirus, Big Baby Jesus, Joe Bananas
Born(1968-11-15)November 15, 1968
OriginBrooklyn, New York City, United States
DiedNovember 13, 2004(2004-11-13) (aged 35)
New York City,
New York,
United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1986–2004
Associated actsWu-Tang Clan,
Brooklyn Zu,
Mariah Carey,

He died on 13 November 2004 from a drug overdose at the age of 35.

Personal lifeEdit

Jones was African American. He had 3 children. He had problems with drug addiction, meaning he could not stop taking them. He also broke the law a lot; his convictions included attempted assault and using cocaine.[1] He was shot by robbers in 1998.[1]

Jones died on November 13, 2004 due to an accidental drug overdose of a mixture of cocaine and prescription drug Tramadol, just two days before his 36th birthday.



Ol' Dirty Bastard released two studio albums before his death:

Year Album
1995 Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
1999 Nigga Please


Ol' Dirty Bastard had 3 singles during his career:

Year Single
1999 Brooklyn Zoo
1995 Shimmy Shimmy Ya
1999 Got Your Money (featuring Kelis)


  1. 1.0 1.1 allmusic profile

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