What Happened to Ol’ Dirty Bastard?



Rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard was known for his unique rap style, one that mixed hardcore New-York rap with your drunk uncle singing Frank Sinatra at 1:14 AM. While listening to ODB rap and talk always made one linger between “I have no idea what he’s talking about” and “I know exactly what he’s talking about”, he was rather clear on one subject: The government was trying to kill him.

Indeed, shortly before his untimely death on November 2004 (at the age of 36), ODB repeatedly tried to warn the world that people in high places were after him.  Here’s a video compiling ODB’s rants about “the government” (Warning: Foul language).

While many dismissed ODB’s warnings as the “ramblings of a crackhead”, one thing is for sure: He was indeed heavily monitored by the FBI. Using the Freedom of Information act, Rich Jones of Gun.io blog obtained the hefty FBI file on ODB and his group, the Wu-Tang Clan.

The files document the history of the group, its many activities and its potential ties with the crime world. A part of it states:

“The detectives have documented, in their case files, that the WTC [Wu-Tang Clan] is heavily involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, car jackings, and other types of violent crimes…”

Here’s the entire (but heavily redacted) file:

FBI File of Russell "Old Dirty Bastard" Jones

So. What really happened to ODB?


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2 years 8 months ago

ODB was also a heroin addict. He was in rehab with Scott Weiland for a bit back in 99-00.

2 years 1 month ago

He wasn't the only one portrayed as crazy, look into videos of Dave Chappell he was labeled a crazy crackhead who ran off to Africa from his troubles. He tells another story that actually makes more sense than what the media and celebrity gossip spinoffs made of it.

2 years 10 months ago

quite simple VC. He was killed by the secret society. You didnt know? Come on bro

6 months 2 days ago
He did a You tube. Com interview. Before he died was trying to get off drugs , left a message to his wife and children. Stated His wife – divorced Him also. If a person hooked on cocaine or any drugs, it very hard too quit the stuff. Because drugs affect the brain and the nervous system. When they get a craving for a drug- and none around them the body goes into muscle panic, sweating , head aching, vomiting and the body shaking movement some people get a heart attack then die because of the shock to there body. It’s said ODB had chest pain ect see the body craving another fix for the drug addiction. The cocaine also even Pot – canabis , – that is legal in many states today, when smoked or injected, causes brain cells, to be damaged . The brain controls the organs of… Read more »
2 years 2 months ago

It's only paranoia if there's no conspiracy; the US gov't has an entire division of 'trouble shooters' trained in the 'dark arts' of character assassination, defamation, psychological / chemical manipulation etc. They're pooled largely from CIA ranks; specialize in media and 'handle' agents & ops in every social strata. It doesn't take an army of black ops soldiers to quell dissent; they simply nail down / make examples of ANYone who dares stand up to the status quo. SnowedIn revealed ony the tip of an immense iceberg; one designed to keep contractors & third parties like him silent. They don't have to kill when they can insert illegal materials / data into any mail, recruit 'medical professionals' to condemn one as crazy / lobotomize and worse. Terror by design.

2 years 7 months ago

He was probably selling dope for the CIA; like the REAL Rick Ross.

2 years 7 months ago

Yep, just goes to show that heavy drug abuse and heightened levels of paranoia don't mix too well.

2 years 8 months ago

Oh please, this guy is just substituting out the white man for "the government", "CIA", and "Bush".

You can come toward two conclusions:

1. That Ol Dirty Bastard is so important to the "government" and so hated by "Bush" that the "CIA" decides after years to finally kill him.

2. That Ol Dirty Bastard was a suspect of involvement in a murder or numerous other red flags and as such, was being watched.

Only one of those two conclusions is rooted in substantial evidence and common sense.

2 years 9 months ago

He was killed plain and simple, by the "same" people. Some really good comments guys, thanks and of course Cheers to VC!

2 years 9 months ago

There is a picture of a Wu Tang Clan member doing the one eye…don't know his name cant remember. I was not surprised considering they have lyrics "exposing" the Illuminati and yet they are out there "making it big", classic self-exposure.

They also tour a lot with the Guano Apes who have included Illuminati symbolism in their stuff.

2 years 9 months ago

I seem to remember an interview with Griff, where he mentioned ODB's blood line and connections with the 'Blackfoot' tribe. I think he also spoke about disputes over land – possibly in the 'Montauk' area (but I could be wrong about that).

The easiest way to tarnish someones credibility is to mention drugs. Most people who use drugs do not become raving lunatics, even most addicts do not. The world would be in dire straits if this was the case.

Most of us do not get to witness what goes on behind the scenes. Remeber that the PTB target specific people, often depending upon their energy. They know who knows too much.

2 years 9 months ago

funny the file starts talking about illegal guns and one being used to kill ROBERT JOHNSON . who was the black man who met the devil at the crossroads and sold his soul for rock n roll?

2 years 9 months ago

odb committed food stamp fraud even after wu tang rose to fame. it doesn't seem unusual at all to me that he would be paranoid about the government watching him.

also, he was excommunicated from wu tang at one point because he would never show up to work on music/business.

i don't think there is really enough evidence leading to him being a victim of some conspiracy.

2 years 9 months ago

As usual, they mention the occasional smokescreen of 'drug overdose' to cover up their own doing since many buy into that bullcrap all the time…except for a few people like us here who know the real truth behind the demise of these whistle blowers.

May their souls rest in peace as their efforts to sound the alarm was never in vain even though most of them were rappers like Ol' Dirty himself right here who eventually turned out to be clean since the only thing 'dirty' about this is the hidden agenda of the elite who ritualistically wipe out these people.

Wonderful work VC, always keeping me vigilant with reports of these whistle blowers who were willing to risk their life for the truth.

2 years 9 months ago

Btw there is always some truth to what pple keep saying for example the illuminati..it dint just come out as a result of someone making stuff up.soo all of us should b aware of all this evil entities that are trying to bring us down lets put god first in all that we do for it is written in the bible in the book of revelation that satan will not triumph but GOD our mighty father will prevail.

P.S why do all this celebrities similarly die of drug use, isn't it strange.

2 years 9 months ago

tha only drug habbit we here about is the one the mainstream media reports he has, for all we kno he was a fuking genuis.

Thames Chase
2 years 9 months ago

Something for us all to recall:

"Drug Habit" =/= "Of course they had an overdose."

It's like saying that fatal falls are by necessity non-suspicious if the victim is a roofer.

Tisha Cruzan
2 years 9 months ago

The government was after him because he was behind child support. He had so many babies by different women.

2 years 9 months ago

The usual lol.

2 years 9 months ago
DO NOT BE AFRAID MARIO PLEASE MEDITAITE ON THESE SCRIPTURES! also check out svali and cisco wheelers testimonies both former illuminati victims/perperteters not their real names To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. 1 Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; guard and preserve my life from the terror of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel and conspiracy of the ungodly, from the scheming of evildoers, Bible Verse About Protection Because God is Strong Matthew 16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. John 19:11 Jesus answered him, “You would have no authority over me at all unless it had been given you from above. Therefore he who delivered me over to you has the greater sin.” 2Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful. He will… Read more »
Ray Da Rulah
2 years 4 months ago

Who da hell is going to read all this crap? Keep it simple people!!

2 years 9 months ago

TD Jakes is a wolf in Sheeps clothing. Prosperity teaching. Your on the right path, but need true scripture. Not from a mega church

2 years 7 months ago


Critical Analyzer
2 years 10 months ago
Look I like this site a lot and read the articles with an open mind and knowledge that many of the things said are or at least could be true. However many of you seem to want to discount personal choices that individuals make. ODB was a complicated guy with a host of issues including drug abuse. His drug abuse could easily lead to the behavior and things he said. If he wasn't known many of you wouldn't think twice about him and wouldn't attribute conspiracies to explain his death. I'm not saying the conspiracy can't be true but to discount a more plausible explanation to tout a more sensational one is a reach. Just remember, blindly believing anything makes you just as much a sheep as those who put their heads in the sand. Use your brain, analyze these things, consider all the possibilities before trying to take an… Read more »
2 years 10 months ago

Untimely death November 2004, at age 36!!!!
Sounds very timely to me, especially when November is a ritual murder month and 36 (divisble by 3) is a powerful Illuminati number.
ODB was a danger to the illuminati – but one of our heroes.
May he RIP.

Thames Chase
2 years 9 months ago

He also died on the thirteenth day too. And it was a Saturday, meaning it had been very close to being Friday the Thirteenth.

odb forever
2 years 10 months ago

Odb made a song that was never released called wasted time. And in it he talks heavily about his surroundings.

2 years 10 months ago

The fact you have Snooki and Flu shot advertisments scars me..

2 years 10 months ago

Has any one read John Potash's book on the FBI involvement in the Tupac Shakur/Biggie Smalls wars… Fasciniating stuff. this goes right along with his argument…

2 years 10 months ago
All of you truth seekers have realized that their is an organized agenda of negativity. You've come here seeking validation for what you KNOW to be true. That is fine. Awareness of the elements of your surroundings is not a bad thing. But please do not wallow in this negativity it's got the same effect as if you were brain washed and following along with it. It consumes you just the same. It corrupts you just the same. And can embitter and hinder your personal journey and spiritual growth just the same. Love is so much stronger than hate. And you control your destiny. Dwell in the positive. Wallow in gratitude for all the beauty that still exists. Negativity never wins in the end. Your destiny is in your hands concentrate on what you want your life to be and not on these negative things. It all withers and dies… Read more »
2 years 9 months ago

That was a lovely post Grace – satan is the lord of negativity, false fears and irrational doubt.

2 years 10 months ago

Its part of the manipulation. To spread the negative energy, create panic. They feed off of it. That's also why most rituals happen around the same time of the year, and horrible (fake) events . . . . to create panic and make everyone scared. Satan feeds from it. I will not be controlled, however I will be aware and know thy enemy. Wake as many as possible. I love this outlook you have and I totally concur.

2 years 9 months ago

Yes the winter solistice this year was horrible, simply horrible. I spent most of it being (unsuccessfully) wooed by my ex who was (romantically) attired in the clothes of a friend of his who committed suicide a few months ago – negative energy can be counteracted – never doubt it.

2 years 9 months ago

both posts are lovely, thanks for the reminder.