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Wu-Tang Clan To Use Unreleased Ol' Dirty Bastard Verses On New Album

Nick Giannettino

by Nick Giannettino

Published July 26, 2013

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Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck revealed to The Line Of Best Fit that unheard verses from the late Ol' Dirty Bastard will appear on the Wu-Tang Clan's 20th Anniversary album, titled A Better Tomorrow.

“RZA has a bunch of Ol’ Dirty tracks and verses that for years nobody’s heard and, from my last conversation , we’re supposed to have an Ol’ Dirty track on there. It may be by itself or we might join it on to another song. But Ol’ Dirty is going to be part of this album, that’s a fact.”

Not only that, but inspired by the virtual resurrection of Tupac Shakur at last year's Coachella, Rock The Bells announced that "Ol' Dirty Bastard will appear with Wu-Tang Clan" in the form of a hologram, as well as NWA's late Eazy-E at this year's 10th annual festival! If that wasn't enough, Omar from The Wire (Michael K. Williams) will play ODB in a movie based on the rapper's life.

A Better Tomorrow was set for a July release, but fans of the Clan might not see the new LP until the group's actual 20-year anniversary of Enter the 36 Chambers approaching this November. In the meantime, Shaolin's put out new material like "Family Reunion" earlier this summer. Check it out here, as well "16th Chamber (ODB Special)" below, featuring an ODB verse released posthumously off of the group's 2007 album 8 Diagrams.

 

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