The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard

The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard

by Buddha Monk, Mickey Hess

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ISBN-13: 9780062231413
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Buddha Monk is an MC, producer, and singer who toured the world with Ol’ Dirty Bastard and the Wu-Tang Clan. He was Dirty’s onstage hype man and was instrumental in recording and producing his debut solo album, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version. The saga continues: today Buddha tours and releases albums as a solo artist and produces and performs with acts such as the Committee, Heissman—Black Bush the Movement, Zu Bulliez, Brooklyn Zu, and many more.


Mickey Hess is Professor of English at Rider University, where he teaches creative writing and Hip-Hop and American Culture. He is the author of Big Wheel at the Cracker Factory and Is Hip Hop Dead? The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Most Wanted Music, and the editor of Icons of Hip Hop and Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide.

Table of Contents

Introduction: No Father to His style Mickey Hess xi

1 Rusty 1

2 Enter the Wu-Tang 13

3 In the Lab 23

4 The Drunken Master 37

5 Ghetto Superstar 47

6 Pupperized 61

7 That Old Good Welfare Cheese 69

8 Gots Like Come on Thru 75

9 Escape to Willingboro 83

10 Restoration 91

11 The Man in the Red Suit 101

12 Better Start Wearing Bulletproof 109

13 Nigga Please 119

14 The Whole World is After Me 127

15 In A G Building, Takin' All Types Of Medicine 135

16 One More Chance 145

17 Free To Be Dirty 149

18 If You See Dirty, Tell Him We Love Him 155

19 Chamber Number 9, Verse 32 167

Final Thoughts 181

Acknowledgments 183

Notes 185

Bibliography 189

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The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mshoni More than 1 year ago
Although I was never a big Wu-Tang Clan fan, you really don’t need to be in order to find member Ol’ Dirty Bastard and his antics fascinating. It’s been 10 years since he died at the young age of 35 and besides the many media stories about his brushes with the law and drugs, there’s very little known about Russell Jones, the man. The Dirty Version is written by his best friend Buddha Monk who is also a rapper and producer. On the one hand it’s great to get a first hand account from someone who was with Dirty sometimes 24/7. On the other hand, that makes this more of a story about their friendship rather than a straight biography. Buddha can come off as a little self-serving at times when talking about all of the work he did for Dirty and was never paid for or anecdotes about his own rap career. If you a hip-hop fan, this will be an interesting read, but will ultimately leave you wanting more.