Wu Tang Clan founder OL' DIRTY BASTARD will be the subject of VH1's new cinema verite documentary series INSIDE OUT.

Airing on 7 August (03), the show will focus on ODB's release from prison (01MAY03) after serving two years for probation violations.

The ROLLIN' WIT YOU rapper's release from jail and the immediate press conference to announce his signing to Roc-A-Fella Records will be included in the footage, as will meetings with his parole officer, interaction with his 13 children, and an insight to his creative process as he begins work on his next solo album.

On his release, ODB - who was kept in a psychiatric hospital for the last months of his captivity - said, "I thought I wasn't gonna touch no more microphones or something. I was incarcerated for two years and several months and it was hell out there.

"But I feel good. I'm happy my eyes are open. I'm all right physically and mentally. The first thing I wanted to do was give my mother a hug."

31/07/2003 17:18