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Ol’ Dirty Bastard 2-Hour Documentary Coming To A&E

LEGENDS & ICONS OF HIP HOP - Post By Kevin Douglas


The world will get another look into the life and times of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

In a couple of years, it will be 20 years since we last seen ODB on this earth, but his legacy has withstand the test of time so far. He has been showcased on Hulu’s “Wu-Tang Clan: An American Saga” that is executive produced by his cousin RZA. However, an official documentary is set to hit the television screens across the globe.

The Wu-Tang icon passed away in 2004, but the man who bragged there was no father to his style, is still adored for his charismatic approach to hip hop. The legend will be encapsulated in a documentary that will be presented by the A&E platform. On March 31, A&E Network officially announced that they will be airing a two-hour documentary about the beloved—and eclectic—rapper.

According to a press release, Biography: Ol’ Dirty Bastard will become the first official documentary about the celebrated Brooklyn icon.

“With exclusive rights to a never-before-seen personal archive shot by his wife, Icelene Jones, and access to his closest friends and family, this culture-defining special humanizes ODB as a man, a father, and a husband like never before,” the press release stated. “This definitive documentary is co-directed by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Director Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI, Black Art: In The Absence of Light) alongside his son Jason Pollard (Get Me Roger Stone, Bitchin’ The Sound and Fury of Rick James) providing an intimate picture of ODB’s life and reflecting on his lasting impact on music and culture.”

“I am thrilled to tell the full story of my husband. With this documentary the world will learn about the son, the husband, the father, and the artist,” said Icelene. “I’m proud of the team that we built, including Pulse, my producing partners Nicole Beckett and Messiah Jacobs at Four Screens, and our directing team, the Pollards.”