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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. 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 9,145,626 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ol' Dirty Bastard is the 1,829th most popular singer (down from 1,620th in 2019), the 9,913th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,924th in 2019) and the 501st most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 1,829 out of 3,528Before him are Nino de Angelo, Chou Tzu-yu, Nigar Jamal, Saweetie, Charlie McGettigan, and Polina Gagarina. After him are Andrea Berg, Dianne Reeves, Xavier Naidoo, Kevin DuBrow, Taylor Dayne, and Jam Master Jay.

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Among people born in 1968, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 337Before him are Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, Chad Lowe, Aya Hisakawa, Ed O'Brien, Donizete Oliveira, and Adílson Batista. After him are Clovis Cornillac, Andy Jassy, Vano Merabishvili, Surangel Whipps Jr., Grace Poe, and Mami Kaneda. Among people deceased in 2004, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 260Before him are Nirupa Roy, Robert Bacher, Bill Pickering, Alan King, Kamisese Mara, and Sylvi Saimo. After him are Beyers Naudé, Fred Ebb, Richard Dembo, Emlyn Hughes, Ugo Ferrante, and Arnold Orville Beckman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 9,913 out of 18,182Before him are Edmund Breese (1871), Tom Florie (1897), Vern Mikkelsen (1928), Summer Phoenix (1978), Randy Barnes (1966), and Miguel Cotto (1980). After him are Patricia Barber (1955), Donald Petrie (1954), Dolores Huerta (1930), Sarah Moore Grimké (1792), A.J. Styles (1977), and Chris Carmack (1980).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Ol' Dirty Bastard ranks 501Before him are Soraya (1969), T.I. (1980), Nelly (1974), Playboi Carti (1996), Little Willie John (1937), and Saweetie (1993). After him are Dianne Reeves (1956), Kevin DuBrow (1955), Taylor Dayne (1962), Jam Master Jay (1965), Jimmy Witherspoon (1920), and Lucinda Williams (1953).