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The Dirty Version: On Stage, In the Studio, and In the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard By Buddha Monk Mickey Hess,

  • Title: The Dirty Version: On Stage, In the Studio, and In the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Author: Buddha Monk Mickey Hess
  • ISBN: 9780062231413
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu Tang Clan, Ol Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle his right hand man and best friend, Buddha Monk.Ol Dirty Bastard rocketed to fame with the Wu Tang Clan, the raucous and renegade group that altered the world of hipOn the tenth anniversary of his death, The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu Tang Clan, Ol Dirty Bastard, to be written by someone from his inner circle his right hand man and best friend, Buddha Monk.Ol Dirty Bastard rocketed to fame with the Wu Tang Clan, the raucous and renegade group that altered the world of hip hop forever ODB was one of the Clan s wildest icons and most inventive performers, and when he died of an overdose in 2004 at the age of thirty five, millions of fans mourned the loss ODB lives on in epic proportions and his antics are legend he once picked up his welfare check in a limousine lifted a burning car off a four year old girl in Brooklyn stole a fifty dollar pair of sneakers on tour at the peak of his success Many have questioned whether his stunts were carefully calculated or the result of paranoia and mental instability.Now, Dirty s friend since childhood, Buddha Monk, a Wu Tang collaborator on stage and in the studio, reveals the truth about the complex and talented performer From their days together on the streets of Brooklyn to the meteoric rise of Wu Tang s star, from bouts in prison to court mandated rehab, from Dirty s favorite kind of pizza to his struggles with fame and success, Buddha tells the real story The Dirty Version of the legendary rapper.
    The Dirty Version On Stage In the Studio and In the Streets with Ol Dirty Bastard On the tenth anniversary of his death The Dirty Version is the first biography of hip hop superstar and founding member of the Wu Tang Clan Ol Dirty Bastard to be written by someone from his inner

    One thought on “The Dirty Version: On Stage, In the Studio, and In the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard”

    1. I really, really wanted to love this book I kept seeing it on writers Instagram pages and thinking, Oh snap A book on ODB That should be crazy interesting Then when I looked it up, I saw that the book was written from the perspective of Dirty s right hand man, Buddha Monk, and assumed it would be awesome Well, it was kind of a let down The book isn t terrible It s just okay It felt rather flat The book seems to be, quite literally, transcribed stories from Buddha Monk The stories seem to be out [...]

    2. This bio is a real eye opener Anyone who has judged anyone by how they look, talk or even the color of skin must read this book The problems people are facing today, they have been facing them for a very long time and it needs to stop When people think of Dirt McGirt they see hoodlum and when I see Ol Dirty, I think dad, son, artist and most importantly a human being Dirty has had a rough life, but that didn t stop him from pursuing his dreams and ambitions He plowed through all that negativity [...]

    3. Although I was never a big Wu Tang Clan fan, you really don t need to be in order to find member Ol Dirty Bastard and his antics fascinating It s been 10 years since he died at the young age of 35 and besides the many media stories about his brushes with the law and drugs, there s very little known about Russell Jones, the man The Dirty Version is written by his best friend Buddha Monk who is also a rapper and producer On the one hand it s great to get a first hand account from someone who was w [...]

    4. The book I choose to read was The Dirty Version It was a book about a rapping legend Ol Dirty Bastard who was apart of the rap group called Wu tang clan named after an old karate movie that the group had seen together The book started from the birth til death of Ol Dirty Bastard from his best friend perspective Buddha monk Buddha talks about Ol Dirty Bastards every day life and tells some crazy stories that he, dirty and wu tang had together before and during the fame I loved everything about th [...]

    5. whoooo boy where do i begin with a book like this like, i guess i should have known that this was not going to be the greatest book of all time but in reading it, i couldn t help but be incredibly frustrated with just how lazy of a book it is yes, it is just transcriptions of buddha monk talking about his life with ODB and yes some of these stories are great, and funny, but man it is so repetitive, and at times buddha feels sorry for himself, or glosses over thing that could use a little bit bet [...]

    6. Growing up on the Brooklyn streets was difficult, but especially hard to come out of it as something Russell Jones a.k.a Ol Dirty Bastard started rapping and rhyming on a street corner with his old friends back in Brooklyn Once he was able to sign a record deal he became known as a great rapper because of his very unique rapping style Ol Dirty did it all from girls, to drugs, to owning multiple homes, stealing, and even picking up welfare checks in a limousine I liked this story because of the u [...]

    7. I can t believe it took me this long to read a 180 page book.Somebody I ve never heard of giving personal views on already extremely well documented public antics.

    8. This wasn t the best book I ve ever read and I felt the narrator inserted himself in the story a bit too much for my liking but it did humanize a figure who s reached mythical proportions in pop culture When people talk about Russell Jones it doesn t feel like they re talking about a human being Stories of ODB tend to verge on the folkloric We remember him in his most outrageous moments interrupting an acceptance speech at the Grammys to proclaim that Wu Tang is for the children , showing up for [...]

    9. I was really excited when this book was released.First off the book is a really quick read I felt like if I stopped reading it I would not go back to finish it.The story is told by his good friend Buddha Monk At points I thought the books should be aptly titled the Buddha Monk Story.All and All the book was just OK There were a few little stories that were interesting but it was not what I had hoped for.

    10. Just enough info about ODB to be entertaining It s of a self serving friend biography for Buddha Monk than it should be.

    11. Better than l thought it d be Really gave a good glimpse into his life from someone down there in the trenches with him.

    12. Buddha Monk and Mickey Hess s The Dirty Version On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol Dirty Bastard is entertaining and interesting enough, though it could be better At times it felt like the book centered around Buddha Monk rather than ODB Overall, though, the stories were interesting and shed some light on the artist, his antics, and who he was I would rate the book 3.8 and recommend it to fans of Wu Tang Clan, ODB and or hip hop It s a quick read and a good book to read while t [...]

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