Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Widow Sold Final Album ‘for Peanuts’
Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard left an undeniably lofty legacy behind when he passed away in November 2004. Unfortunately, as is often the case with recording artists, there's still an ongoing fight over rights to his music and a particularly troubling accusation has surfaced regarding ODB's final record. In a recent interview with the New York Post, Jarren Weisfeld, the rapper's former manager, has revealed that Icelene Jones, his widow, sold the rights to 'A Son Unique' for a mere $10,000, quickly blew the money and left family members out to dry.
"She sold out for peanuts," said Weisfeld.
According to ODB's manager, with proper marketing, promotion and setup, the album could have brought in millions of dollars. Instead, Jones took her sum and refused to share with the long line of Ol' Dirty survivors, including four baby mamas and his mother Cherry Jones.
'A Son Unique' was slated to originally come out in August 2005 but never made it into actual retail stores. The record hit the Internet around that time and was left in limbo after the dissolution of the Damon Dash Music Group. Weisfeld has continually battled with ODB's family in Brooklyn Surrogate Court for control over his remaining earnings. The widow, Icelene Jones, did not respond to questions at the time of the report.