The mother of deceased
rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard and his manager have announced plans for a new
record label and other related business ventures. Dirty’s mother
Cherry Jones and longtime manager Jarred Weisfeld have formed JC Records (Jarred
Cherry Records), a division of AGU music, and are planning the first posthumous release from Ol’
Dirty Bastard, who passed away Suddenly on Nov. 13 in a Manhattan
Recording Studio.The first release from Ol’ Dirty will be the Sure Shot Records-distributed Osirus mixtape, a nod to one of his many
“ODB passed a week after he finished recording and he never got to hear the final mixes,” Sure Shot CEO Chris Landry told AllHipHop.com. “I think he would love how it came out and it is a humbling experience to be able to share with the world his work. He will live forever through his music and his children.”The project was
in production prior to Ol’ Dirty’s sudden death. Over 15 songs have been acquired and the album features production by DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Kdef, Chops and others.The DJ Premier
produced “Pop Shots (Wu Tang)” is the first single from the record,
which lands in stores January 4th.
the album is the first in several projects being produced. These projects include a DVD called “Blackass the Urban Jackass,” a CD with Dirty’s crew Brkyl Zu and other projects.
will continue though this album, his music, his DVD and his clothing line for
all eternity” Weisfeld said.Weisfeld hopes that each member of Wu-Tang can contribute a separate track to a tribute album with proceeds going to all ODB’s kids
for Roc-A-Fella Records declined to comment.