“Wu Tang is for the children.” Remember that infamous line Ol’ Dirty Bastard said on stage at the Grammys? That among other moments are set to be told in the upcoming ODB: A Son Unique podcast.
Wu Tang Clan founder member, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, is the subject of an upcoming podcast series. The eight-part series, titled “ODB: A Son Unique,” is set to launch on November 7 and will be hosted by Khalik Allah. This podcast delves into the life of the rapper, who was known for his stage-crashing antics and was a secret weapon for the Staten Island group.
Born Russell Tyrone Jones, ODB, also known as Ason Unique, led a complex life marked by struggles with addiction and mental health. He tragically passed away in 2004, just days before his 36th birthday.
Khalik Allah, who began his career as a photographer for the Wu Tang Clan, will guide listeners through the journey of this young prankster who grew up in Brooklyn and later became a part of hip hop history. In addition to his contributions to the Wu Tang Clan, ODB recorded three solo albums: “Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version,” “N***a Please,” and “A Son Unique.”
The podcast will feature archival interviews with Popa Wu, who served as a mentor to both Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Khalik Allah. Additionally, new interviews with individuals such as Buddha Monk, Raekwon, detective Derrick Parker, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s brother Ramsey Jones, biographer Jaime Lowe, lawyer Peter Frankel, and writer and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib will provide valuable insights into ODB’s life and impact.
The series is produced by USG Audio, Novel, and Talkhouse, known for their contributions to various podcasts. Khalik Allah expressed his deep respect for Ol’ Dirty Bastard, calling him a “legend and a prophet of hip hop.” He sees hosting this podcast as an honor and a way to celebrate the life of one of music’s most unique geniuses.