Young Dirty Bastard Calls Dad ODB A "Genius," Criticizes Wu-Tang Show Casting
Proud son Young Dirty Bastard ‘s life is dedicated to maintaining his father’s legacy. The rapper has followed in his father’s footsteps and is continuing to pursue a music career, even recently releasing his impressive single “Bar Sun.” YDB was recently featured on Growing Up Hip Hop New York where viewers were able to learn more about Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son, and it’s clear that YDB is the spitting image of his father.
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Although it’s been 15 years since the world lost the Wu-Tang legend, the stories of Ol’ Dirty Bastard continue to flow. YDB sat down with AllHipHop to clear up misconceptions about his dad while praising his good deeds in the process. “My father always gave back,” YDB said. “Let’s say it’s cold outside. The children gon’ eat. He gave ’em all the money out his pockets. They called him a dirty mothaf*cka, but he’s the cleanest one in his heart. He was a genius. People got him confused. And he was a leader, too.”
The subject of Hulu’s hit series Wu-Tang: an American Saga came up and it was mentioned that TJ Atoms, the actor who portrayed ODB, mentioned that he spent time with YDB to learn more about the rapper. YDB corrected the host and said, “We never spent no days together. Keep it real with you.” He said that the actor asked “to chill” but that was as far as it went. “First of all, that’s my family,” YDB said. “If anything, we’re supposed to pick who we want to play the role. That was orchestrated from a higher level that, you know, it was orchestrated behind doors the wrong way on my behalf.”
“I think they should have definitely picked me,” the rapper added. “Since I play the role every day. Life.” He added, “To get anybody to do it and not reach to the highest actor on the pedestal at the time. I would have called Denzel [Washington], you…