OL’ DIRTY BASTARD Nigga Please

OL' DIRTY BASTARD N***a Please

OL' DIRTY BASTARD N***a Please

To say that Ol’ Dirty’s had a tough time of it over the last two years is an understatement.

Outrageous multiple police ‘busts’, weekly court dates for ‘terrorist threats’ and now an enforced stay in rehab for possession of crack would finish off many lesser souls.

So the fact that he’s made this year’s most brilliant, entertaining, catchy, funky rap record is amazing, isn’t it? Well no, because Ol’ Dirty, aka Big Baby Jesus, aka Osirus, aka Russell Jones, the father of 13 children, seems to be thriving on the madness.

“None of y’all niggas can fuck with me/All y’all niggas loving me/Mr. courageous ODB/You need to recognize he’s a P-I-M-P”, is his opening salvo on this, his second solo effort. Hardly the words of a broken man, are they?

The freshest-sounding Wu-Tang release for ages, ‘N***a Please’ is at turns hilarious, filthy and inspirational. Whether he’s sampling the theme from TJ Hooker on ‘I Can’t Wait’, covering Rick James’ ‘Cold Blooded’ or the jazz standard ‘Good Morning Heartache’, Ol’ Dirty’s running at full steam, grunting, yelling, singing, laughing and not giving a flying fuck for the consequences.

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To hear him roaring: “Sing it!/Sing it girls!/Just sing it RIGHT NOW!” on the hard-as-nails funk anthem ‘Got Your Money’ is to hear the raw, unrestrained SOUL POWER of this man in full effect. It’s awesome. Critics dismiss Ol’ Dirty as a sexist, idiotic clown, but when he’s rapping:

“Radios play this all day every day/Recognize I’m a fool and you love me”, you know who’s having the last laugh. And it sure isn’t the cops, the courts, or the “bitch-ass niggas and bitch-ass nigga-ettes”.?Ol’ Dirty’s a true original.