Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Ghostface Killah reflected on the passing of fallen comrade Ol’ Dirty Bastard this week and revealed how they celebrate his life.
The “Chef” said he would reflect on the lessons ODB taught him during their time together.
It’s been 8 years since Ol’ Dirty Bastard died at the age of 35 … but one of his former Wu-Tang Clan members tells TMZ he refuses to mourn, because ODB “wouldn’t want me to.” “Today I just want to have a day of prayer to let my brother know I am thinking about him,” Raekwon tells us … adding, “This still hits me real hard. I will mourn over him today and think about how much he taught me.” (TMZ)
Rather than shed a tear, Ghostface said he would celebrate and not dwell on ODB’s legacy.
But Ghostface says he’s handling things differently … “I never dwell on the day we lost him, I just celebrate the times I had with him.” “I pray and thank God on this day because he is my angel … I spent the day just sitting quietly and praying. Dirt wouldnt want us mourning so I don’t.” ODB passed away on Nov. 13, 2004 from an accidental drug overdose … but Ghostface tells us, “I still hear his voice daily … whether it’s his music or memories of things he taught me.” (TMZ)
Wu-Tang’s RZA is currently working on film projects based on the fallen rapper.
Wu-Tang Clan leader the RZA is working on two separate biopics about his cousin and bandmate, the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard, IndieWire.com reports. One, Dirty White Boy, will focus on Dirty’s manager during the rapper’s final two years. The other, with the working title Dirt: One Word Could Change The World, will involve ODB’s family. “His mother is involved with Dirty White Boy. I’m involved with both, anything about his life, I want to help out with any capacity. His mother told me I should come in and help,” said RZA. (Rolling Stone)
In 2010, Raekwon spoke to SOHH about his days with the enigmatic ODB.
“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.” (SOHH Guest Star)