Ahh! I’ma groupie for life, about nine wife
All the babies are mine, save a child life
No more doctors deliverin my babies
Stick in pins killing me slowly
To the President you say I’m a welfare fraud
You motherfucking right! Let’s burn this dark house white!
Insecure about my ding-dong, married to Babylon
My queen lookin at me like a pawn!
Ol’ Dirty Bastard, “Diesel” (Soul In The Hole OST, 1997)
J Dilla’s newest posthumous work is out now! The tracklist, compiled by Ma Dukes herself, looks dope as fuck and features some of Detroit’s finest as well as some of the newest artists to come out of the D. Make sure you pick it up
I’m not one for conspiracy theories but this is a great segment on the death of ODB. It features interviews with most of the Clan aswell as Dirty’s own mother.
For further inquiries into the topic I suggest you seek out the documentary “Dirty: One Word Can Change The World”. It’s an entirely different piece from the clip above but it was directed by one of the members of ODB’s Brooklyn Zu and is another great insight into his death aswell as his life.
Born: Keith Elam Repped: Roxbury, MA Cause of death: Cancer
Albums: Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 (1993); Ill Kid Records (VA, 1995), Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality (1995), Jazzmatazz Vol. 3: Streetsoul (2000), Baldhead Slick & Da Click (2001), Version 7.0: The Street Scriptures (2005), Jazzmatazz Vol. 4: The Hip Hop Jazz Messenger: Back To The Future (2007), Guru 8.0: Lost and Found (2009) Best known for: His work with DJ Premier as Gang Starr
“He used to get upset about so much stuff when we were dealing with the label all the time. We both would be upset. But I would take the calls because when he was upset he would flip, where you might not be able to handle him when he’s wilding out. With me, although I had a temper, I was much calmer about it. But I always remember whenever I would tell him, “Yo Guru, don’t worry about it, they are going to take care of it,” he would be happy as fuck. He would be like, “Yo, let’s go out for a drink.” He was the go-out king. That was his routine. He was definitely a celebratory guy. Anyone from our era knows that Guru was in every club and every bar and every spot. He could go all night, all day. And he would never be tired! - DJ Premier