Ol' Dirty Bastard

1968 - 2004

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Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known by his stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard (often abbreviated as ODB), was an American rapper and producer. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group primarily from Staten Island, New York City, which rose to mainstream prominence with its 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).His professional success was hampered by frequent legal troubles, including incarceration. He died on November 13, 2004, of an accidental drug overdose, two days before his 36th birthday.Ol' Dirty Bastard was noted for his "outrageously profane, free-associative rhymes delivered in a distinctive half-rapped, half-sung style". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ol' Dirty Bastard has received more than 6,644,823 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Ol' Dirty Bastard is the 1,625th most popular singer (down from 1,493rd in 2019), the 8,940th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,518th in 2019) and the 471st most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 1,625 out of 3,541Before him are Eddie Money, Irma Thomas, Raekwon, Joey Belladonna, Billy Fury, and Tones and I. After him are Alesha Dixon, Rakim, Redfoo, Benjamin Biolay, Grimes, and Origa.

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Among people born in 1968, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 281Before him are Johann Olav Koss, Florence Devouard, Rafael Alkorta, David Bisconti, David Ayer, and Jeanne Balibar. After him are Rica Matsumoto, Rakim, James Allison, Akihiko Hoshide, Brad Wilk, and Arvind Kejriwal. Among people deceased in 2004, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 235Before him are Marvin Heemeyer, Frances Dee, Tesfaye Gebre Kidan, Robert Bacher, Veerappan, and Jacek Kaczmarski. After him are Arnold Orville Beckman, James Aloysius Hickey, Ugo Ferrante, Iris Chang, Charles Dumas, and Mehmood.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 8,940 out of 15,968Before him are Mildred Gillars (1900), Jeremy Lin (1988), Christopher Gorham (1974), Mary Eaton (1901), Tony Kushner (1956), and Debra Monk (1949). After him are John Langdon (1741), Nell Arthur (1837), Aurora Snow (1981), Dot Jones (1964), Elizabeth Gertrude Britton (1858), and Nathaniel Cartmell (1883).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 471Before him are Nelson Eddy (1901), Jan Peerce (1904), Eddie Money (1949), Irma Thomas (1941), Raekwon (1970), and Joey Belladonna (1960). After him are Rakim (1968), Redfoo (1975), Nelly (1974), Greg Graffin (1964), Lawrence Tibbett (1896), and Bruce Hornsby (1954).