May 7, 2009
Deceased Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard will be memorialized in an upcoming documentary and a series of tribute albums, all produced by his cousin Raison Allah Iceman. The first release, “All In Together Now Raw, A Tribute To Ol’ Dirty Bastard,” comes out in May, along with an accompanying DVD trailer for the documentary, “Dirty. One Word Can Change The World.” A new tribute album will be released every other month leading up to the release of the documentary in November.
“Years ago I promised to keep Dirty’s legacy alive, so we formed Zu Films and started filming a documentary which tells his life story. When word got out that we were working on a documentary, Wu fam started sending me so many tracks that we didn’t want to wait until the soundtrack to the DVD to put them out,” Iceman said on a statement. “We decided to put out a tribute album every other month until the documentary, ‘Dirty. One Word Can Change The World,’ is released in November. Each tribute disc will include a short trailer to promote the upcoming DVD Documentary.”
“All In Together Now” is a ten-track disc executive-produced by Allah Iceman and features Wu Tang Clan’s The RZA and affiliates 4th Disciple, Brooklyn Zu, Raison Allah, Masta Killah, Killah Army, Free Murder and other.
The “Dirty” film is also produced by Allah and will be released by his own Zu Films.
“Dirty,” which took three years to put together, features interviews from ODB’s family, musical collaborators and friends, including a 13-year-old girl who ODB saved from a car crash when she was a toddler. It also takes viewers through a journey of his old Brooklyn neighborhood and highlights some of the erratic rapper’s most famous public moments.
“For our family, Dirt is very much alive,” said Allah Iceman. “He was more than an entertainer, he was my blood and we miss him! I know the tribute album and documentary would have touched his heart.”