We all know that before Kanye, Big Baby Jesus a.k.a. Dirt McGirt a.k.a Roll Fizzlebeef a.k.a. Blunted Sultan a.k.a. Old Dirty Bastard was the master show-stealer, teaching the non-discerning public that first and foremost, Wu-Tang is for the children (and that he loves us all). If, like us, you want to show your love for ODB, you have a couple of options: First, you can bring your children to the “Wu Ha | 20 20” art exhibition at Wallplay in the LES (on the corner of Delancey and Orchard St.) to experience Dirty through photography, painting, video, and sculpture. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Wu Tang Clan, the exhibition features art work by artists including Erik Foss, SOLO RM, Amirah Kasseem, Tom Sachs, and more. Today’s the last day to see it, but if you can’t make it by 7pm, you can at least catch a massive, heavenly billboard of ODB in the sky, draped in a purple cloak, playing with fire and audio cassettes that’s been running 24/7 on that very corner.
If you want to take it a step further with Dirty, you can stream his much-anticipated documentary, Platinum Edition, which was finally released today after a cease and desist order courtesy of the Ol’ Dirty Widow, Icelene Jones. Click here to catch the flick online (unfortunately, you have to pay to watch), especially if you fucks with the preview they dropped last month:
Also, if you can squeeze in a little more time for Dirt McGirt today, check out this unreleased interview between a self-proclaimed “23 year-old white Jewish Kid” and ODB where they explore what it really means to “bury your bones in the backyard”:
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