It’s been eight years since fans have received a new Ol’ Dirty Bastard album and six years since his untimely death. Today, we’re no closer to getting on than in the past.
Apparently, the rights to that album, which would be his last, were sold off by his widow for a very low amount, ODB’s manager Jarred Weisfield told the New York Post.
He says, Dirty’s widow, Icelene Jones, sold the rights to A Son Unique for a mere $10,000 without telling anyone … and spent the cash on herself.
“She sold out for peanuts,” Weisfeld told the paper.
Weisfeld says that the unreleased album would’ve brought in millions for Ol’ Dirty’s multiple children from four other women. So, he’s fighting her in court.
Family members and Weisfeld have reportedly filed suit for control over the remaining assets of ODB’s career.
ODB died in November 2004 from an accidental drug overdose.
At the time of his death, he had been recording the aforementioned A Son Unique album, which would have been released through Roc-A-Fella Records. A year prior to his death, just as he was released from prison, Damon Dash signed him to the label and re-named him Dirt McGirt.