The Wu Tang Clan's legendary weirdo Ol' Dirty Bastard is getting resurrected in more ways than one. In May, we heard about him getting the hologram treatment at Rock the Bells this year, and now we have more good news. According to Wu member Inspectah Deck, RZA is sitting on a stockpile of unreleased material from Ason Unique, some of which might be featured on the next Wu Tang album, "A Better Tomorrow." The album was expected to be out this summer, but apparently now is aiming for a November release, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of "Enter the 36 Chambers". Said Masta Killa on the latest material:
“All I can tell you is that we’re striving for that first essence, that first sound of Wu-Tang, that first voice, that first everything."
Having ODB back in the mix may make things sound like old times again, but we certainly know that's no longer the case, thanks to lots of infighting and disagreement lately between certain members. Could this just be a pipe dream, or will we really hear ODB be brought back to life with this new album? I guess we will have to wait until November to find out.
Back in the day when "enforcing disciplinary action on ni**as" was meant in a physical sense, one could brutally and nimbly be shredded to pieces with just words in a cypher or battle if you were a rapping foe of Busta Rhymes or Ol' Dirty Bastard (may he Rest In Peace). This type of rap from back then was simple but heart felt. As the lyrics trickled off their tongues and out from their mouths, they'd hurt you or touch you in some type of way, hence you hear "Ooos", *laughs* and chants in the background. Here is some footage of the two friends and rappers in a cypher from 1994 supposedly. Despite Busta Rhymes' flow not being quite off the top of the dome, he murders this rap and ODB ensures the flawless victory. Hip hop in rare form.