FBI Releases Wu-Tang Clan File

Ol' Dirty Bastard

And it’s a doozy:

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard was “heavily involved” in “murder, car-jackings … and the sale of drugs [and] illegal guns”, according to a newly released FBI report. The FBI’s 93-page file on ODB, revealed in a Freedom of Information request, connects the rapper with a litany of serious crimes in the late 80s and 90s.

The documents were obtained by Rich Jones of the Gun.io blog, who filed a formal request for information on Russell Tyrone Jones, aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2004. It took the FBI less than a week to respond with its file, consisting of redacted police reports, court proceedings and news clippings. All have been posted online.

There’s a lot more, including the allegation that people were rewarded with recording contracts for committing crimes.

The funniest part:

The FBI’s ODB file will certainly be of interest to the rest of Wu-Tang Clan, who are still making music.

Ya think?

Wu Tang Clan info here, and at Wu-Tang Corp. And at The Daily Beast.

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* Post edited to take dumbass typo out of title. Sheesh!