Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah recently reflected on getting no love in the South at the start of his career and how the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard helped his crew get out of a sticky situation in the early 1990’s.
According to Ghost, an incident with a Texas concertgoer had the Wu in a bad spot.
“It goes both ways. I remember they chased us out of Texas back in ’92 or ’93. If it wasn’t for Ol’ Dirty, we would’ve been f*cked up. We were in Houston in the Fifth Ward. They had a big mural of Scarface on the wall. So I felt it, I’m a spiritual dude. I told Killah Priest, “Yo, listen man, sh*t don’t feel right in here. Let’s stick together.” So, to make a long story short, we’re on stage and RZA is talking. We got one little knucklehead nigga in the crowd. He’s like, “Get the f*ck outta here with that sh*t. Get the f*ck out! We don’t want to hear that sh*t.” So RZA’s like, “What? What you say?” So RZA gave him the mic. Dude took the mic and was like, “I said get the f*ck out of here. We don’t want to hear that sh*t.”” (Complex)
The Wu member said a tense exchange of words led to them escaping in their van with ODB’s guidance.
“So RZA, he passed the mic back and sh*T, so RZA up there still doing his sh*t. So money just took his sh*t and threw his cup on RZA. But RZA had the Heineken bottle in his other hand and just trashed him [and hit him over the head with the bottle]. And it was on! And you can carry guns over there. So we was on stage, we ran outside that side door, and these n*ggas came but we was all in the van. We rushed in, all of us got in the van, but we had nowhere to go. All of a sudden Dirt was like, “Yo, make a left this way, go through here.” Word is bond. Out of nowhere, it was freedom, freedom. Free at last! And we just made it right to the highway n*gga. And we got beat. Because that’s when we was getting $100 a show and we’d have to split it $10 a piece. We had the money and it was a fake hundred dollar bill.” (Complex)
Earlier in the week, Ghost reflected on the anniversary of ODB’s passing.
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)