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ODB's FBI File Suggests Wu-Tang Were Mobsters


The FBI has released a 93-page document on the late Russell Jones, also known as Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan.

The documents portray Jones and his Staten Island crew as rappers "involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, car jackings and other types of violent crime," according to an August 1999 report by New York police detectives. They also say the FBI was investigating the alleged involvement of the crew in two murders in 1997 and 1999.


Auhorities were also looking to interview ODB as part of a federal racketeering investigation in Brooklyn. The Wu-Tang Clan has declined comment on the FBI files.

ODB died on Nov. 13, 2004, from an accidental overdose. He was 35 years old.

These documents show us how much tracking government and local agencies did on rap groups during the '90s, when rap beefs were at their peak with Biggie and Tupac. While many may not be surprised by what's in the Wu-Tang file, it would be interesting to see what other rappers the FBI has has files on.


Read more at the Daily News.

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