First Official Documentary “Biography: OL’ DIRTY BASTARD”
A&E Network has greenlit the release of a two-hour documentary “Biography: Ol’ Dirty Bastard” which will be the first official feature documentary about the Grammy-nominated musician and legendary founding member of the iconic hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Born Russell Jones in 1968 in Brooklyn, NY, ODB developed a unique persona and rhyme style that set him apart from all the other members of the Clan. Hits like Brooklyn Zoo, Shimmy Shimmy Ya and “Got Ya Money” which was just sampled for LG’s “Got Ya Laundry” commercial, continue to show how classic his music was. In his short 35 years of life and long after his passing, ODB managed to affect a whole generation and was best known for his ability to sing on yo song. I mean ask Mariah Carey. With exclusive rights to a never-before-seen personal archive shot by his wife, Icelene Jones, and access to his closest friends and family, this culture-defining special humanizes ODB as a man, a father, and a husband like never before.
This documentary is co-directed by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Director Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI, Black Art: In The Absence of Light) alongside his son Jason Pollard (Get Me Roger Stone, Bitchin’ The Sound and Fury of Rick James) providing an intimate picture of ODB’s life and reflecting on his lasting impact on music and culture.
“A&E continues to be an industry leader in definitive documentary storytelling,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E. “‘Biography: Ol’ Dirty Bastard’ will present viewers with the untold story of the man and the musician who made an immense cultural impact across just a few short years.”