Ol' Dirty Bastard's Estate Authorizes "Dirty" Documentary Release

UPDATE: "Dirty: Platinum Edition" is released.

On Friday (November 15), a crowd including members of The Wu-Tang Clan drove to attend the NuHo Film Festival's screening of Dirty: Platinum Edition, a documentary about the late Ol' Dirty Bastard.

However, the film did not air as planned, reports AllHipHop.com.

Chris Kanik, NuHo's owner and managing partner, revealed to the crowd that the film would not be airing because of a cease and desist order from the attorney representing ODB's estate, which is under control of the rapper's widowed wife, Icelene Jones.

Wu-Tang mastermind RZA spoke to the audience about the event via Skype.

“You gotta protect yourself legally, but a film is something that can be portrayed in home, in public places like libraries and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAMS), where art is given to the people,” said RZA. “I can’t see how a lawyer can stop culture from being spread. This film is a documentary. That’s one of the biggest problems we have in this country – the problems of lawyers.”

RZA continued, expressing confusion at what he perceived to be the lawyer's actions.

“I don’t understand how ODB, who passed away nine years ago, who has children, who has family members who are sitting right there in that audience, he has fans who have supported his music, he’s a part of the Wu Tang Legacy," said RZA. "I can’t see how a lawyer, who never met him personally, can stop this film from being shown to the public."

Kanik replied, "It's not a lawyer, it's the estate...the widow."

In May, Icelene Jones filed a cease and desist order to prevent the hologram of ODB to be used during the Wu-Tang Clan's performance at Rock The Bells.

"I’m the administrator [of ODB’s estate] and the only authority to give anyone permission to do anything like this—any likeness, any music," said Jones in an interview with HipHopDX. "They need to come to me. I’m so available. I’m accessible. I’m easy to contact. I just want to make that understood. I’m a nice person. It’s just that people are doing things without my knowledge."

Ol' Dirty Bastard passed away on November 13, 2004 from a drug overdose.

(November 18)

UPDATE: Ol' Dirty Bastard's estate has resolved its issue regarding Dirty: Platinum Edition, according to allhiphop.com. The documentary is now available at nuhofilmfest.com.  

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24 Comments

  • Young Guwop

    FDB!!! ODB was estranged from this rottem hoe when he died. She doing this petty bs, so she can get a quick come up. Like ODB said once, "Wu Tang is for the kids!!!"

  • Shante Strong

    until I looked at the bank draft saying $5501, I didn't believe that...my... brothers friend was like they say really earning money part-time from there computar.. there friends cousin haz done this 4 only 10 months and resently cleared the depts on there cottage and bought a great Buick. try here... www.Fb39.Com How is Yeezus not nominated for album of the year but Macklemore's is? These awards are so trash its honestly sad that they are considered to be so prestigious among popular culture.

  • Anonymous

    Wu-Tang Clan was awesome. But Ol' Dirty is incredibly overrated due to his colorful personality.

    • Anonymous

      It's a colorful array that he was exceptionally particular about. During production, he would do multiple takes to make sure his inflections were to his likely. His solo album - Return to the 36 Chambers - is a perfect illustration of his particularity.

  • abu_maryam

    I am not sure why people are getting upset at the claim that ODB did not write his own lyrics. Method Man discussed that in detail in an interview with Complex where he said that ODB basically took many old GZA rhymes. That in itself does take away from ODB being an entertaining, unique artist. I am personally a huge Wu fan and this does not bother me. ODB's wife, on the other hand, bothers me a lot. What a greedy gold digger.

  • DenaTBurns

    just before I looked at the paycheck which had said $9918, I didn't believe ...that...my father in law was like they say realie erning money part-time from their computer.. there sisters roommate started doing this 4 only nine months and by now repaid the loans on their mini mansion and purchased a great new Dodge. Learn More................... ======================= www.Fb49.com =======================

  • mook dough

    The dirty beat tape -->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJAWHu10AzI

  • youmad

    This dumb bitch is just a stupid bitter whore, whose trying to destroy the legacy of ODB.

  • What

    All his widow is saying is C.R.E.A.M let me in on the money if not you'll aint doing nothing with giving up some of the money can not be mad at her.

    • Hoes are shameful...

      Dumbest comments on here...Wu-Tang gave a platform for dirty and put bread in his pocket..this broad just opened her legs and became baby momma #14 and was able to rope him into being legally bonded to her at the time of his death..she even shitted on his MOTHER and directed any income.made by dirty to go directly to the estate and ice(pun intended)her out of anything...hoodrat golddigger...plain and simple.

    • Edubb

      Thank you for educating the ignorant!!!

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P 1 man army Ason

  • GhostlyODB

    There ain't no father to my style!

  • Martha Choy

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  • Anonymous

    who cares this nigga never wrote a song by himself, the gza Always wrote everything, maybe odb did write 2 or 3 songs by himself

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