And now the futher adventures of Ol' Dirty Bastartd. Sonicnet.com reports that more than a month after fleeing a rehab center, hip-hop's favorite fugitive surfaced Tuesday night in a triumphant, if blatantly illegal, performance with the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan in front of hundreds of fans.See Also:
"I can't stay on the stage too long tonight - the cops is after me," the rapper told the stunned, gleeful crowd at the Hammerstein Ballroom after joining with the rest of the Clan to perform "Shame on a Nigga."
ODB (born Russell Jones) is wanted by Los Angeles police for his flight from rehab. He faces two other bench warrants in drug cases in Brooklyn and Queens.
As the show concluded, police officers outside the ballroom appeared to be unaware of Ol' Dirty's presence. As of 12:30 a.m. Nov. 22, New York police had no record of arresting the rapper.
However legally risky, ODB's performance at Wu-Tang's release party for their new album, "The W," marked a milestone for the group, according to group leader, rapper/producer RZA.
"For the first time in three years, you see the whole Wu-Tang Clan onstage tonight," RZA told the screaming crowd. He had introduced ODB as a "surpriseguest." In addition to lending his trademark half-sung rapping to "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothin' Ta Fuck Wit" and "Shimmy Shimmy Ya," ODB used his time onstage to address the crowd.
"You know, the whole f---in' world is after me. "Y'all know, I'm still surrounded," he said, before explaining that he planned to become "like a bird" and to feed on "birdseeds or whatever." "You'll see, motherf---ers, you'll see," he concluded.
ODB wore a large orange parka and a hat with its tag attached. When he wasn't rapping, he periodically swilled from a bottle. The rapper appears on only one song,"Conditioner," on the Clan's just-released new album, which is dedicated to him.
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