FBI Releases Wu-Tang Clan File
January 17, 2012
And it’s a doozy:
Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard was “heavily involved” in “murder, car-jackings … and the sale of drugs [and] illegal guns”, according to a newly released FBI report. The FBI’s 93-page file on ODB, revealed in a Freedom of Information request, connects the rapper with a litany of serious crimes in the late 80s and 90s.
The documents were obtained by Rich Jones of the Gun.io blog, who filed a formal request for information on Russell Tyrone Jones, aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2004. It took the FBI less than a week to respond with its file, consisting of redacted police reports, court proceedings and news clippings. All have been posted online.
There’s a lot more, including the allegation that people were rewarded with recording contracts for committing crimes.
The funniest part:
The FBI’s ODB file will certainly be of interest to the rest of Wu-Tang Clan, who are still making music.
* Post edited to take dumbass typo out of title. Sheesh!