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Ol’ Dirty Bastard Biopic Coming Soon, Confirmed by RZA

Looks like hip hop biopics are the wave. We got a dosage of the story behind N.W.A with “Straight Outta Compton,” the Tupac Shakur biopic is (still) in the works and now hip hop heads may be in for a special treat.

An Ol’ Dirty Bastard biopic is coming soon and has been confirmed by RZA. He told the Rolling Stone:

“I think it’s a great idea, and there has been talk about it. There are a few wheels in motion with one done by our first cousin Rayshawn; he was the young guy there watching everything that happened.  Him and ODB’s wife have been talking and he has a pretty interesting script. I just saw a 12-minute teaser that he shot about a year ago and it felt pretty fucking cool. I watched it and was like, ‘Wow, you may have something here.’ He has the best thing that I’ve seen so far.”

RZA was asked by Rayshawn to direct the project, but will the Wu-Tang producer accept?

“I wouldn’t mind not doing it and I wouldn’t mind doing it. From the age of six, me and [ODB] used to push shopping carts around grocery stores and try to get nickels. There are very few people who know the real him as much as me. So it would be something that I would be honored to do, but there’s a lot of moving parts to it. If those moving parts don’t go in sync with me, I’ll still be on it just to see it happen, talk to whoever’s doing it and give them my interviews or whatever they need to help make this story as great as possible.”

RZA feels that “Straight Outta Compton” paved the way for more hip hop biopics.

“Straight Outta Compton showed that hip-hop is a marketplace in cinema. I always believed that the art we was creating was audio-visual, and it was headed towards visual-audio. And that’s why you see me in this world — my own heart drove me here — and I’m glad that a movie like that breaks out and does such numbers that it’s almost undeniable. It showed that with the proper team and marketing, many of us out here who grew up on this music would love to see the inside makings of those stories.”

Rumor has it that Eddie Griffin and Tracy Morgan are both prospects for the role of ODB, although nothing has been confirmed.

 

 

Wu-Tang Clan’s New Album: ‘A Better Tomorrow’

When you think of hip hop, the veteran group Wu-Tang Clan has to come to mind. It’s been seven years since we’ve heard from them, but even longer since the height of their fame.

The Wu-Tang Clan’s new album, “A Better Tomorrow,” is set to release on Dec. 2, 2014. This is truly a breath of fresh air for the hip hop industry and is much needed.

Group member and producer RZA collaborated with Boombotix for a limited-edition version of the Clan’s new album and will be available on portable speaker platform.

RZA spoke to Billboard about the group’s new project:

“It’s a record to me that merges the way music was made in the classic essence, in an analog way. As well as merging what’s going down the digital way. All the entire 10 Clan members are on it. All the [living] members, which is a beautiful thing.”

One track in particular that resonates with ’90s hip hop is “Ruckus In B Minor,” which features an opening line from the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

Are you looking forward to the release of the Wu-Tang Clan’s new album?