M-Eighty checked in with his MySpace friends (@holytoledoproductions) on Monday (November 12) on the eve of the third anniversary of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s death with the following message:
Today I will be listening only to the late great Ol’ Dirty Bastard. He touched more lives than he will ever know.
On 11/13 I suggest you listen to your favorite ODB tracks, call your local radio stations and make sure they acknowledge the significance of this day, and just celebrate life.
With all the hatred and disrespect that is synonymous with hip hop, the world continues to show love for THE DIRTY ONE…A SON UNIQUE…DIRT Mc GIRT…BIG BABY JESUS…ODB!
Your spirit will shine forever g*d!
Sixteen months after Ol’ Dirty Bastard died of a drug overdose at age 36, his widow Icelene Jones and former manager Jarred Weisfeld are still tangling over the estate. The pair are battling over the estate’s refusal to support the four children the Wu-Tang rapper fathered out of wedlock.
The New York Post hears that Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s widow, Icelene Jones, is writing a tell-all book about the late Wu-Tang Clan rapper.
The New York Daily News reports attorneys for Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s widow Icelene Jones are threatening to sue Dash if he goes forward with plans for a Pro-Keds sneaker line with ODB’s initials on it. “Damon Dash Music Group does not have the authority to distribute an ODB sneaker without the expressed consent of the estate of Russell Jones,” attorney Steven J. Mandel said Tuesday. “The only person who has the power is Icelene Jones. … We’ll look into the possibility of getting an injunction.”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s widow Icelene Jones, 35, and her children Bar-son Jones, 16, Shaquita Jones, 14 , Taniqua Jones, 16, held a press conference on Tuesday (April 12) with her lawyer regarding the unauthorized release of the late Wu-Tang Clan rapper’s new album.
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The New York Daily News reports Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s widow, Icelyne Jones, has announced her plans to sue her mother-in-law and the late Wu-Tang Clan rapper’s former manager for royalties. Icelyne announced she and their three teenage children are broke and living with her parents in Brooklyn. “We don’t have anywhere to live,” said Dirty’s 16-year-old son, Barson. “I’m sleeping on the floor.”
The New York Daily News reports Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s mother, Cherry Jones, and manager, Jarred Weisfeld, have just filed a $1.8 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Florida-based production company AGU Entertainment, alleging that AGU reneged on deals for a rap album and a ‘Jackass’-type DVD while using ODB’s name to lure investors.
The New York Daily News reports the manager of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Jarred Weisfeld, and his mother, Cherry Jones, are alleging in a $1.8-million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Florida-based production company AGU Entertainment.
William Jones, a Newport News resident who identifies himself as the father of the late rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard spoke with The Hampton Roads Daily Press about the myth regarding ODB’s upbringing. “You know, that story about him being raised in the Fort Greene projects on welfare until he was a child of 13 is a total lie,” Jones said in a recent interview. “When I read it in the Vibe magazine a few years ago, my other son was here from the Navy. He said, ‘Daddy did you see this story?’ I was furious. I tried to get in touch with the guy who wrote the story, but all I got was a tape for two weeks. So finally called my wife. She said, ‘Look, I know you’re upset.’ She said, ‘Your son did that for publicity.’ I said, ‘Wow. As hard as we worked …'”
The New York Daily News reports Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s estranged wife, Icelene Jones has been acting anything like a grieving widow. “For somebody who’s ‘grieving’ and wrote ‘beloved husband’ on the casket, she’s actually been parading around town with her boyfriend,” a source revealed. “A couple weeks ago, they were at a party telling everyone they ‘hit the lottery.’ She even brought him to the funeral!”