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Wu-tang Clan Members 'Reluctant'

1st October 2006

Rap group WU-TANG CLAN may never record together again if their members fail to resolve their personal differences, according to bandmember GHOSTFACE KILLAH. The nine group members have all experienced solo success, most notably METHOD...

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Dash To Release Odb Finale On Death Anniversary

28th September 2006

Rap mogul DAMON DASH is planning to mark the second anniversary of tragic OL' DIRTY BASTARD's death on 7 November (06) by releasing the WU-TANG CLAN star's long-awaited final album. Dash will release A SON...

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Ol' Dirty Bastard's Estate Battle Rages On

28th March 2006

WU-TANG CLAN member OL' DIRTY BASTARD died over a year ago (13NOV04), but the battle over the rapper's estate is still raging on. The rapper's widow, ICELENE JONES and his former manager, JARRED WEISFELD, are...

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Wu-tang Clan Kick Off Reunion Tour

10th February 2006

Hip-hop icons WU-TANG CLAN have kicked off their first tour since 1997 in Connecticut - to honour late founding member OL' DIRTY BASTARD. The pioneering rapper collapsed and died in a New York City...

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Wu-tang Clan Reform For Tour

11th January 2006

Rap supergroup WU-TANG CLAN are hitting the road again for the first time since 1997. Group leader GHOSTFACE KILLAH has assembled the act for a US tour, which will begin in Connecticut next month...

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Rza: 'I Started 1998 Club Riot'

2nd November 2005

WU-TANG CLAN rapper RZA has come clean about the 1998 riot that almost led to his untimely death at a California show - he started it. The hip-hop star admits he was "the problem"...

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Odb Death Inspires Mathematics

19th August 2005

WU TANG CLAN star MATHEMATICS is even more inspired to succeed since the death of legendary rapper ODB, because he has suddenly realised how short life is. The star, who has been a Wu...

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Dash Faces Suit Over Odb Sneakers

29th June 2005

The widow of OL' DIRTY BASTARD is threatening to sue entrepreneur DAMON DASH, unless he drops plans to launch a range of sports shoes with the late rapper's initials on them. The...

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Odb's Widow Branded 'Greedy' By Late Rapper's Manager

18th April 2005

LATEST: OL' DIRTY BASTARD's manager has branded the late rapper's widow "greedy" for her claims she's owed child support payments. ICELENE JONES, who was estranged from ODB at the time of his November (04)...

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Odb's Widow Keeps Dna In Estate Battle

14th April 2005

The widow of OL' DIRTY BASTARD (ODB) has saved DNA to prove that the late rapper is the father of her three children. In a press conference on Tuesday (12APR05), ICELENE JONES, her children...

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Carey's Hip-hop Roots

11th April 2005

Singing sensation MARIAH CAREY fell in love with hip-hop music because it provided a respite from her tough New York upbringing. When the BUTTERFLIES singer was only aged three she witnessed the relationship between...

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Redman Remembers Odb In Remote Bhutan

6th April 2005

Rapper REDMAN paid a lasting tribute to former WU TANG CLAN bandmate OL' DIRTY BASTARD while filming a TV travel show with CAMERON DIAZ in Bhutan by erecting a prayer flag in his honour....

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Late Odb Was Working Towards A Full Clan Reunion

11th February 2005

Rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD was in the throes of reuniting supergroup WU-TANG CLAN when he died last November (04), according to bandmate RZA. The producer was working with ODB on his comeback album when...

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Clan Come Together For Odb Tribute Song

10th February 2005

The surviving members of rap supergroup WU-TANG CLAN have reunited to record a tribute to late bandmate OL' DIRTY BASTARD. The eight-strong band have recorded ODB tribute I GO THROUGH LIFE for the late...

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Odb Mother And Manager Sue For Exploitation

31st January 2005

Late rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD's mother CHERRY JONES is suing production company AGU ENTERTAINMENT, for allegedly exploiting her dead son. The former WU TANG CLAN star's mother and manager JARRED WEISFELD have filed a...

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Odb's Bad Childhood 'A Lie'

10th January 2005

OL' DIRTY BASTARD exaggerated his troubled childhood to boost his career, according to the late rapper's father. ODB, who died in November (04) after overdosing on cocaine and painkillers, claimed he was brought up...

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Last Footage Of Odb Sells On The Internet

18th December 2004

Footage of OL' DIRTY BASTARD's final concert before his untimely death has been sold on auction website eBAY for $100,000 (GBP52,631). Approximately 30 to 40 minutes of the rapper's performance on 11 November (04)...

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Odb's Death Ruled An Accident

16th December 2004

LATEST: The death of rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD has been ruled an accident by the New York medical examiner's office. Officials have declared the WU-TANG CLAN star died from the combined effects of cocaine...

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Odb Returns From Beyond The Grave

8th December 2004

An album of new material from late rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD will hit US stores in January (05). The WU-TANG CLAN star collapsed and died in a New York recording studio in November (04)...

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Wu-tang's Native Past

6th December 2004

The members of hip-hop tribe WU-TANG CLAN are descended from the Shinnecock Indians. Bandmembers and cousins RZA, GZA and the late OL' DIRTY BASTARD (ODB) claim to have traced their ancestry back to the...

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Odb's Wife Seizes Estate Control

6th December 2004

Late hip-hop star OL' DIRTY BASTARD's estranged wife ICELENE JONES has controversially won control of the rapper's estate away from his mother - after proving she was married to him. Icelene was married to...

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Carey And Clan Attend Odb's Funeral

19th November 2004

Music stars MARIAH CAREY, DAMON DASH and WU-TANG CLAN joined mourners at rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD's funeral service on Thursday (18NOV04). The GOT YOUR MONEY hitmaker - real name RUSSELL JONES - collapsed and...

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Odb's Manager Slams 'Greedy' Widow

18th November 2004

LATEST: Late hip-hop star OL' DIRTY BASTARD's manager JARRED WEISFELD has slammed the rapper's widow as "greedy" for attempting to seize complete control of his estate. Weisfeld claims ICELENE JONES was estranged from the...

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Family Mourn Odb At Memorial

18th November 2004

Friends and family of late rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD gathered in a New York church on Wednesday (17NOV04) to pay their respects to the former WU-TANG CLAN star in a private memorial. The GOT...

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Dogg Pays Homage To Odb

18th November 2004

Rapper SNOOP DOGG has paid tribute to his late hip-hop pal OL' DIRTY BASTARD, insisting his sudden death was God's plan. The former WU-TANG CLAN star - real name RUSSELL JONES - died suddenly...

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Widow Pays Tribute To Odb

16th November 2004

OL' DIRTY BASTARD's widow has paid tribute to the former WU-TANG CLAN star, who died suddenly on Saturday (13NOV04). The rapper - real name RUSSELL JONES - collapsed and died in a New York...

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Odb's Reality Show To Air

15th November 2004

OL' DIRTY BASTARD's manager has announced bosses plan to press on with the release the late rapper's reality TV show STUCK TO ODB. The WU-TANG CLAN member, who would have turned 36 today (15NOV04),...

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Odb's Autopsy Expected In A Week

15th November 2004

Late rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD's death on Sunday (14NOV04) will remain a mystery for up to a week - because the finished autopsy report isn't expected until this weekend (20-21NOV04). The founding member of...

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Odb 'Nervous And Shaky' Before Death

15th November 2004

OL' DIRTY BASTARD's family pleaded with him to seek medical help shortly before his sudden death on Saturday (13NOV04), because he appeared shaky and nervous. Family members who were with the former WU-TANG CLAN...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Odb

15th November 2004

Hip-hop stars PHARRELL WILLIAMS, WYCLEF JEAN and COOLIO have paid tribute to late rapper OL' DIRTY BASTARD, following his shock death on Saturday (13NOV04). The former WU-TANG CLAN star collapsed and died at a...

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