Late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s son, Young Dirty, is reportedly hot on the heels of former Roc-A-Fella Records co-owner Damon “Dame” Dash over his father’s music.
According to reports, YD publicly went after Dash and asked for a face-to-face discussion.
During a recent radio interview on Shade 45, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son, Young Dirty Bastard, lashed out at the former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO, claiming he is currently withholding an album’s worth of material and rights to his father’s music, who was last signed to the label prior to his death in 2004. “Tell Dame Dash that I’m looking for him and I want those masters back right now,” the 24-year-old demanded to hosts J.Medina & Money Nels. “Why we gotta go through the courts when we could do this man-to-man. We need to build about it and let’s get this thing right. He got my father’s songs and I want them back…he had a nice size album and I want it.” (Huffington Post)
Back in May 2003, ODB officially joined forces with the Roc.
Hours after being released from a mental facility Thursday (May 1), the artist formerly known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Big Baby Jesus announced that he’s signed with Roc-A-Fella Records and has chosen a new nickname, Dirt McGirt. Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash, Dirty and Mariah Carey, who “came as a friend” to show support, all entered the press conference at Manhattan’s Rihga Royal Hotel smiling. Dirty’s was extra bright as he sported a new gold tooth. Dash told everyone in attendance that he was there to announce the “evolution of an empire.” (MTV)
The late rapper’s widow recently bashed reports of a hologram ODB performance taking place at this summer’s Rock the Bells music festival.
Icelene Jones voiced her disapproval and said via press release that as the administrator of ODB’s estate, she is the only person that can approve use of his likeness. “I am disappointed that Rock the Bells would not contact me directly about the use of my husband’s image. I am looking forward to talking to Wu-Tang about this matter and coming up with a positive solution in order to bring my husband’s image to the stage once again.” (Rolling Out)
Rather than sit around and wait, Jones took immediate action against the annual festival’s organizers.
“My son, Young Dirty Bastard, [also known as] Boy Jones has always performed at Rock the Bells and looks forward to working with his Uncle RZA every year.” In the meantime, however, the estate of ODB, born Russell Jones, has issued a cease and desist order against Rock the Bells organizers. The estate stands on its sole ownership of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s lyrics, performances and likeness. (Rolling Out)