Exactly seven years ago today (November 13, 2004), Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol Dirty Bastard collapsed inside of 36 Records in Manhattan and died of a heart attack.
Ol Dirty was just two days shy of his 36th birthday when he tragically died on the 5th floor, in the label’s studio.
Paramedics tried, but could not resuscitate the rapper.
“To the public he was known as Ol Dirty Bastard but to me he was known as Rusty. Russell was more then a rapper he was a loving father, brother, uncle and most of all son,” ODB’s mom Mrs. Cherry Jones said after his death.
Check out this exclusive footage of Wu-Tang’s Raekwon the Chef and Hip-Hop’s founding father Kool Herc, discuss ODB and his influence.