Guest Star: "Ol' Dirty Bastard's The N*gga That Got Me Here Right Now"

Friday, Nov 12, 2010 5:40PM

Written by SOHH for Raekwon

[With tomorrow marking the sixth anniversary of Ol' Dirty Bastard's death, Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon shares memories of his beloved groupmate and their mischievous times together.]

It's ill talking about ODB [right now] because when I arrived in California this week, I was on a plane just thinking about him. Sometimes I think about him and I go into these deep waters of thoughts [like], "D*mn, I should have just made it my business to snatch him up to go wherever he's at [before he passed away]" and to really look out for him on that level.

I think at the end of the day, all of the great times I had with him when he was alive, it was something about just being around him. One thing I can always say about ODB is he would give everybody around him drama, but when it came to me, it was different. I could be around him and tell him, "Yo, you're wilding," or "Yo, n*gga, you doing something that you're not really supposed to be doing."

He always knew I was one of the individuals that was always gonna keep it funky with him. Me and him would laugh about it because he'd say, "Yo, Raekwon, I can't even get at you but all them other n*ggas." It wasn't really so much the other n*ggas, but he would be able to put them out real quick and he never came at me like that, so, I would just say what was missing was the times.

I miss us being on the bus, listening to everything that was from the 60's and the 70's and being loud, frying blue fish. I remember being at his house one time and one of his homeboys fell asleep in the crib, so what we started to do was put baby powder in the n*gga's hair, making him look like he was about 95-years-old, put some egg yolk in his hand and the next thing you know, me and Dirty put some black pepper on his eyes. We were just wilding out, having fun. So when he woke up, the pepper went back and he was screaming, "Yo, my eyes are burning! My eyes are burning!" We had to flush his eyes real quick because it started getting serious, but me and Dirty were laughing our a**es off. We just used to have fun.

Like I said, for the most part, Dirt had a heart of gold and anybody that knew him, if he loved you, he showed it in so many different ways. I'm not even talking about his creative side. Of course, he's the n*gga that got me here right now. But as a man and as an individual, he had a heart of gold and he loved his friends. And that's why at any given time or any given show, I always rep for him and I've been doing that for the longest.

Wu-Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard passed away on November 13th, 2004 after an accidental overdose, two days before his 36th birthday.


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