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Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s FBI file appears online

By | Published on Thursday 12 January 2012

Ol' Dirty Bastard

Late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s FBI file has been placed online after it was obtained by blogger Rich Jones under a freedom of information request.

Amongst the nuggets of information in the 93 page file, it is revealed that the FBI began monitoring The Wu-Tang Clan’s activities in 1999, believing that its members were “heavily involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, carjacking and other types of violent crime”. It adds that “once individuals have proved themselves as good and loyal members” of the group, they would be “offered record contracts to record rap type music”.

As for ODB, who died of a drugs overdose in 2004, the report details the rappers numerous arrests and criminal convictions dating as far back as 1987, from the “unlawful wearing of a body vest” to attempted murder.

See the full report here.