Wu-Tang Clan – Tim Westwood Freestyle (1997)

Thursday, August 11th, 2016


Woah. Tim Westwood hits us with a nearly hour long freestyle from Wu-Tang circa 1997 for this week’s Throwback Thursday drop. Joining Tim in the studio that day were Ol Dirty Bastard, The RZA, Method Man, Master Killa and U-God, and they absolutely took over the airwaves for a good 50 minutes, going in over a variety of beats including some of their own classics. This is fairly epic.

Listen below.

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Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Tim Westwood Freestyle (1995)

Thursday, February 25th, 2016


Timmy has got a treat for us today. This week’s Throwback Thursday offering is a rarely heard 1995 freestyle from the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard and his man Buddha Monk.

Listen below.

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Video: Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Obey Me (Unreleased)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

The RZA has liberated a previously unreleased track by Ol’ Dirty Bastard that he unearthed while digging through the archives at the Wu Mansion. He told Rolling Stone that the song was recorded during the 1994 sessions for Dirty’s debut album, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.

“He was fuckin’ buggin’ out on this song that night. 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.”

After rediscovering the track, originally called “Bitches Better Obey Me,” RZA cleaned it up and finished it and is now partnering with speaker company Boombotix to make it available via the company’s REX portable speaker. Customers who purchase the speaker will get the original song, as well as remixes by Shash’U and High Klassified. Above, you can check out a new video for Shash’U’s version featuring Dirty’s son.

Previously: Mathematics feat. Ol Dirty Bastard & Bad Luck – Early Grave


To “A Better Tomorrow” and in Celebration of 21 Years: The 21 Greatest Wu-Tang Clan Albums

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Wu-Tang Clan

Words by Paul Meara (@PaulMeara)

No group in the history of hip-hop music has released more classic albums than Wu-Tang Clan. And while it may be unfair to compare them to any other collective of emcees (they had 9+) there is no doubt their influence on hip-hop music was mad heavy. Their classic LPs spawned classic LPs.

After over two decades of releasing material and teaching the children that they ain’t nothing to fuck with, Wu-Tang and its aura is unquestionably unique. But that wouldn’t come without risk. During the time of the group’s inception RZA took a lot of chances and even some close to the camp would often question just what he was trying to do. The complex waters of each of RZA’s 36 Chambers were hard to grasp until you heard the music. The embattled chess match that each album presented (especially early) only added to the group’s intrigue and ability to stand out. From “Protect Ya Neck” to the Clan’s newest singles, Wu-Tang’s brand has grown thoughout the 90s, spilling into the 2000s and even lasting to the present day.

In honor of the 21 years since Wu-Tang Clan donned their debut album (and the release of their seventh group studio album, A Better Tomorrow) Nah Right has compiled as many albums, ranking them from 1-21. Only albums created by members of Wu or affiliates were included (sorry Wu Block and Blackout). Enjoy and always remember to “Protect Ya Gawdamn Neck!” as GZA would say. Continue reading this post…

Video: “Hologram Ol Dirty Bastard” Performs at Rock The Bells 2013

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Wu-Tang were joined by a “Hologram Ol Dirty Bastard” at Rock The Bells and performed “Shame On A Nigga” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”.

Previously: “Hologram Eazy-E” Performs at Rock The Bells 2013 (Video)

ODB feat. N.O.R.E. – Dirt McGirt (prod. J. Cardim) [Unreleased]

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010


Says Dice Music Group:

When we were putting together The IN Crowd mixtape, we knew we wanted to include one of the productions J. Cardim contributed to ODB’s posthumous album around 2005/2006. We ended up going with “All Of The Time” (track 11 on The IN Crowd) but we wanted to let the people hear the other one.

Our friend Dame Grease also produced an early version of this song and can be heard doing ad-libs on the chorus.

It’s a shame this music didn’t come out when it should have, R.I.P. to one of Hip-Hop’s greatest artists & characters.

ODB feat. N.O.R.E. – Dirt McGirt (prod. J. Cardim) [Unreleased]

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Video: N.A.S.A. ft. Karen O, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, & Fatlip – Strange Enough

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

This is rumored to be ODB’s final verse.

Video: ODB – Message To The Other Side: Osirus Pt. 1 (Teaser)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Short teaser clip for ODB’s new album/DVD combo, in stores today. The DVD is a 20 minute excerpt of the soon to be released film Dirty: A Rapumentary.

Previously: ODB feat. Method Man – Live On The Air Pt. 2

Video: Dante Ross Honors ODB at Brooklyn Zoo Pt. 3

Friday, November 13th, 2009

In honor of the five-year anniversary of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s passing today (November 13), XXLMag.com took ODB’s former A&R and longtime friend Dante Ross on a field trip to the Brooklyn Zoo, located in Prospect Park, to hear his craziest memories of the beloved Wu-Tang rapper.

In the final clip, Dante talks about ODB’s genius idea to use his welfare card on the cover of his debut album.


Previously: Part 2 | Part 1 | Dante Ross Talks About the Time ODB Peed on LL Cool J’s Platinum Plaque

Video: Dante Ross Honors ODB at Brooklyn Zoo

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

In honor of the five-year anniversary of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s passing this Friday (November 13), XXLMag.com took ODB’s former A&R and longtime friend Dante Ross on a field trip to the Brooklyn Zoo, located in Prospect Park, to hear his craziest memories of the beloved Wu-Tang rapper.

The first clip finds Dante explaining one particular X-rated rendezvous Dirty had during a studio session for the recording of his debut, Return to the 36 Chambers.

XXL will be dropping two more XXcLusive videos on Thursday and Friday. Be sure to check back tomorrow to find out why Dirt Dog made like Ron Browz and jumped out the window.