Michael K Williams Performs ODB's Brooklyn Zoo

Fans of The Wire and Boardwalk Empire will be delighted to hear that Omar Little/Chalky White is set to play the legendary Ol’ Dirty Bastard in an upcoming film based around ‘a 22-year-old VH1-intern-turned-manager, and his misadventures with the legendary rapper leading up to the performer’s tragic death in 2004′, titled Dirty White Boy. Fret not; this comes fully approved by ODB’s family too, unlike many posthumous rap-related projects, and it’s rumoured that the rest of the Wu will appear in the film.

This performance is a nice little teaser of what’s to come, with Williams definitely embracing the role and getting pretty engrossed in the character on stage. He does a great job with the raps too, something I don’t say lightly given this is without question my favourite ODB track, and I can’t wait to see what else Williams does with the role. There’s no doubt ODB was one hell of a character, and it’s going to be very interesting to see how he adapts to playing a character that’s arguably markedly different from those he’s more known for-here’s to hoping more news on the film breaks soon.

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Raekwon-Ason Jones (ODB Tribute)

Rae’s tribute to Ol Dirty Bastard goes through the visual treatment mill.

Although essentially a compilation of ODB footage and images it’s still always welcome to remember a true legend of the hip-hop world and important that today’s generation of hip-hoppers never forget the pioneering work he achieved with the Wu.

It’s ODB’s birthday today. #RIPODB

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