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Author Monk, Buddha.

Title The Dirty version : on stage, in the studio, and in the streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard / Buddha Monk and Mickey Hess.

Publication Info. New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2014]

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 Moore Rider Faculty Publications Collection  ML420.O536 M66 2014    Available  Ask Librarian for access
 Moore Stacks  ML420.O536 M66 2014    Available  ---
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 193 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-192).
Summary 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 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.
Local Note Rider Faculty Publications
Subject Ol' Dirty Bastard, 1968-2004.
Ol' Dirty Bastard, 1968-2004.
Rap musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Rap musicians.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Hess, Mickey, 1975-
Other Form: Online version: Monk, Buddha. Dirty version. First edition. New York : It Books, 2014 9780062231437 (DLC) 2014016320 (OCoLC)878224995
ISBN 0062231413 (hardcover)
9780062231413 (hardcover)
9780062231451 (trade paperback)
0062231456 (trade paperback)