OL' DIRTY BASTARD The Trials And Tribulations Of Russell Jones (D3) Rating: N Rating: N
With Ol' Dirty Bastard still locked down for crack possession and disappearing from rehab to perform at a Wu-Tang Clan record release party, how could he make a record? The answer, we discover, is by not being involved. Were the Dirty One free, it's unlikely he would have participated in collaborations with fools like Insane Clown Posse, Royal Flush and E-40 on The Trials And Tribulations Of Russell Jones. With the star out of commission, producer Tytanic cobbles together five-year-old rants from interviews and outtakes and matches them with limp beats and even more embarrassing rhymes. Dirty doesn't even bother getting on the phone to rhyme from jail, and the conspicuous absence of the Wu speaks for itself.