David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
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Ol' Dirty Bastard passes away

No, not Yasser Arafat. This guy.

The AP reports that ODB's "utterly unique delivery" was "alternately slurred, hyper and nonsensical." They're far too circumspect with their praise; ODB's enunciation usually was *all three.* For my money, though, his truly bizarre personal life -- which saw him frequently pursued by the law, and on at least one occasion sneaking onto and off a concert stage while a fugitive -- is what made ODB more notable than his fellow members of the Wu-Tang Clan.

When MTV News followed him around at the height of his fame, he took the camera crew and several of his kids (he was said to have more than a dozen, by numerous mothers) to the welfare office to get an allotment of food stamps.

And he received them.


The obituary leaves out the most remarkable fact, never to be forgotten by anyone who saw that special: ODB transported his clan to the welfare office in a limousine.
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