Osiris Lives…

I’ll talk about something that is so major for me that I can’t believe it is going down here in New York City. This was already a pretty big summer for Hip-Hop here in the NYC with the 25th anniversary of the seminal movie ‘Wild Style’, but when you look at the landmark lineup being presented at the Rock The Bells concert it’s like the return of Hannibal to Carthage. It’s on some historic shit like that.

The concert is featuring Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Rakim, Blackstar, The Roots and The Wu. Along with a shitload of other notable acts large and small, mainstream and independent. This is without question the greatest Hip-Hop event ever assembled in this city and it all goes down 10 minutes away from the birthplace of the art. It’s like 1977 all over again and this is the illest park jam evar.

The reason I am so misty eyed is because I can feel the spirit of Osiris on his way to the venue. The love for rap music and Hip-Hop will be borne in some people that are coming to the concert to experience a live show for the first time. This will be the work of rap music’s greatest ambassador, Ol’ Dirty Bastard. I believe that O.D.B. died in order to save rap music. His spirit is that generous and pure. It will be in his honor that the Wu performs as well as all the other acts. O.D.B. taught and touched everyone that will grace the stage. His spirit is that of pure expression. It’s not fraught with commercialism, or politics. It’s all about being who you are. This was O.D.B.’s gift to all of us.

How many of us are unafraid to be original despite what others will think of us? How many of us compromise our individuality to make money? If I could ever be a rapper I would want to be Big Baby Jesus. I would want to be that dude that never gave a fuck about shit because he knew that God was on his side. This is what I mean by being pure. Dirty wasn’t free from sin, but his soul was 100x greater than all of ours because he was for the children, the babies. I’m sure you have heard the story of Dirty helping the young girl that was hit by a car by carrying her to the hospital and visiting her daily until people realized who he was. That nigga was the fuckin’ truth. Fuck his lyrical ability or any of the songs he made. Just look at how he responded to a complete stranger that was in need.

I won’t pretend to be that selfless, and that is why I respect O.D.B. to the fullest. That’s also why I know this man’s spirit will come down and bless the event this weekend. Dirty was the most generous motherfucker in the rap music industry and he wouldn’t miss this chance to spread love amongst so many loving fans. So if you see me this weekend running around the concert venue with a cape tied around my neck and a mask on don’t fuck with me too much. I will be on my Osiris shit.

  • HNIC

    Based on the content of his character, ODB was one of the realest. Much respect! May he rest in peace!

  • The Spaniard

    I forgot how much I liked that album until this post. I have throw that into the rotation this weekend.

    Dirt McGirt > almost anyone you can name

    “Wu-Tang is for the kids!”

  • RLW

    THE NEWS IS, when Ol’ Dirty Bastard comes through your town, he’s … he’s
    BAD, BAD Leeroy Brown
    Baddest man in the whole damn town
    Badder than the deep blue sea
    Badder than you and me

    RIP Ason Unique, up in heaven looking for new girls to put babies in

  • Incilin

    I love ODB too (The fact that he called himself a bastard because “there aint no father to his style” is brilliant) but come on. The guy was a drug addict and a criminal. He lived an insane lifestyle. He was buckwild crazy. God was not on that man’s side.

    Anyhow, I can’t wait for Rock the Bells. Shit will be mutafucking crazy!

    Rock The Bells + The Simpson’s Movie = Greatest weekend ever.

  • smog

    best odb line….
    i got like twelve kids but i only really love four of them

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    incillin, you are not Hip-Hop, buy enjoy the show just the same

  • http://bgdboom.blogspot.com Enigmatik

    Ol’ Dirty Bastard was the TRUTH and Wu-Tang is the BEST.

    It’s the Wu, you BASTIDS.

  • HNIC

    [paper crinkles]
    [singing]
    “The first time, ever you sucked my dick
    Thank you thank you!
    I felt, the earth tremble, under my balls
    Somethin shot out of me real fast
    First time”

    I was only like 17 when I first heard that… That shit still has me rollin’!

  • derfla the hus’la

    ODB was hella funny ,

    yo billy heard that ghost wont be with the wu when they do Rock the bellz is that shit true? if that shit is true then daim.

    r.i.p king of brookyln zoo

  • Gemini Love

    “U walk around here with ya bra too tight, don’t matter ya still gonna get fucked tonight….ohhhhhhhhh STINKIN ASS HOE” LMAO…. Dirty was tha truth I loved that cat!

    R.I.P O.D.B aka Dirt McGirt aka Big Baby Jesus aka Osirus….

  • Gemini Love

    “U walk around here with ya bra too tight, don’t matter ya still gonna get fucked tonight….ohhhhhhhhh STINKIN ASS HOE” LMAO…. Dirty was tha truth I loved that cat!

    R.I.P O.D.B aka Dirt McGirt aka Big Baby Jesus aka Osirus….

  • http://www.rootdownradio.com Ken4thewin

    ODB was straight from the heart. No sugar coating and that’s what made him great. Not to mention he had a cadence that won’t be duplicated anytime soon. I mean who else can say things like ‘Rhymes as good as the taste that cake makes’ and have it be genius. ODB is greatly missed.

  • John Brown

    Yo Billy,

    Remember when ODB went to get food stamps on a fucking limo, on MTV? On a fucking limo and he was getting food stamps. That shit was hilarious and real. Best ODB moment ever, well that and the grammy speach…lol ODB= One of Da Best..

  • http://ifux.blogspot.com I Fux aka Willy Mo Swagger

    ODB is my dude and great post Billy……Busta used to be somewhat like that completely original super hype, funny in Movies damn I miss Busta Rhymes. Yo Marlon Brando from the Sporty Thieves died saving a little girl now thats the truth. 1

  • HNIC

    “So if you see me this weekend running around the concert venue with a cape tied around my neck and a mask…”

    On a side note, I hope that you only meant that figuratively. Otherwise, you’re gonna be lookin’ like “Captain Choas” (That’s a Cannonball Run reference that Ol’ School Cats would get…) or “Nacho Libre” (for you young/New School Cats).

    No disrespect… I’m just sayin’, that alone would be worth the price of admission, IMO.

  • VLsteve

    >>>The reason I am so misty eyed is because I can feel the spirit of Osiris on his way to the venue.

    nigga please

  • HNIC

    I misspelled Chaos… it’s “Captain Chaos”; Google it.

  • Ghost Deini

    That was beautiful. R.I.P. O.D.B. Can’t wait until sunday. WU-TANG MUTHA FUCKAS !

  • The Spaniard

    @HNIC

    You’re crazy for that one.

    I may have to change my name to Seymour Goldfarb, Jr. – Secret Agent.

  • http://www.rich-arte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    you finally spelled “shitload” right (fuckin Bol and his vocab..)but you still don’t know how to spell ever.
    evar=ever (dumbass)

    Rage Against the Machine tho??? Best concert ever???
    (here comes the Mase voice again)wwwwwooooowwwwww.

  • http://www.rich-arte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    I don’t respect ODB as an artist because lyrically he was the shittiest to grip the mic. His harmonizing sounded like a dog getting raped and the only song I could even dare to stand was that one with him, Mya, and Pras from the Fugees..Ghetto Superstar…and even on that it was gruffy ass voice and flow that carried his verse, not his lyrics. ODB is no prize rapper, might be a good person (rich AND on welfare) but how he ever succeeded as an artist is bonkers. But, that’s my opinion…100

  • triplesixninja

    that article made me all teary-eyed

    “big baby jesus i cant wait!
    big baby jesus i cant wait!”
    ODB FROM NIGGA PLEASE

  • triplesixninja

    i remember that mtv program where he got food stamps and was talking about getting burnt by gonhorea. actually he got burnt two times by gonnoreha.
    i dont know how to spell gonnoreah

  • smog

    post about how odb is good > posts about how com is bad

  • Ryan

    Rich Arte, if you can’t see that ODB did half that shit tongue in cheeck than you’re more of an idiot than I think you are. ODB had a great sense of humor and made some damn good songs/a great album on the way. I cut the welfare card off the front of the tape case and put it in my wallet until I got my license (cause I was 11 when that shit came out).

  • HNIC

    @The Spaniard

    “I may have to change my name to Seymour Goldfarb, Jr. – Secret Agent. “

    I can respect that… word to Roger Moore!

  • HNIC

    @ TRIPLESIXNINJA Says:

    i remember that mtv program where he got food stamps and was talking about getting burnt by gonhorea. actually he got burnt two times by gonnoreha.
    i dont know how to spell gonnoreah
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I remember that, too. He missed his calling as a comedian, IMO. O.D.B. was a really funny dude!

    FYI, its actually spelled Gonorrhea… Not that I know from personal experience or anything. I’m just sayin’.

    (Note to self from my innermost thoughts: “My guts are bubblin’… I’m gonna go drop a deuce”.) Uno!

  • http://www.myspace.com/associate434 associate434

    i dunno if there’s going to be another odb ever… there’s so much fake ass bull shit with people and their wack style and floss…originality doesn’t exist anymore. production is on some ol bull shit.. emcee’s are not emcee’s right now… shouts to real music with people that care about expansion… all you other paper chasin faggots…you betta start puttin ya shit back in ya pocket cause its alot of hungry people that want it and like me i’m gonna get mine regardless!

  • VLsteve

    wu-tang clan aint nuthin ta fuck with

  • skitz

    ‘c me at the cocaine sto, coppin it it and coppin mo…..#1 I live in my momma’s house’

  • J.R.O.

    Good post, Sunday.

    RIP ODB

  • LOL

    ROCK THE BELLS IS FOR WHITE PEOPLE

  • boner jams 03

    big baby jesus is my homeboy

  • FADE

    Dirty was my favorite of the wu ….yo if u can dig up that song from the soundtrack..tales from the hood…..that shit is overlooked …

  • traebizzo

    “shot out to the sub-Marines”

    I still love ODB. Does anybody remember that collectors fold out black and white cd single for the first album.

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    RIP ODB

  • dolo

    Lol @ rock the bells for the white people .. But billy aint mention bcc rakim doom and immortal technique .. You forgot to mention odb’s exploits on stage startig fights with akinyele and doug e . .he was anut at times Billy ill be at rtb sunday ..

    P.s. That odb line ( first time ever you …) was from blowfly one of odb’s influences of course

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    billy x and bol r closet lovers.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    LOL at this whole post, fuck outta here

  • dirty

    odb was the rawest ever, maybe his lyrics werent always on point but the flow was off the radar. he made that run outside and punch a bitch in the face for no reason shit cool!

    “first things first man your fuckin with the worst ill be stickin pins in your head like a fuckin nurse” yes gotta love it!

  • Purple Hulk

    #
    LOL Says:

    July 27th, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    ROCK THE BELLS IS FOR WHITE PEOPLE

    THIS IS THE TRUTH, ONLY WHITE EMOS GO TO THAT SHIT, NO REAL HIP HOP HEAD WANTS TO BE SURROUNDED BY EMOS.

  • dolo

    Who’s fault is it that folks don’t support real shyt. . I bet you if it was a lil wang joint yall purple hulk would be there with his entourage

  • render

    Yo Sunday….more of this shit, less of the bullshit Bol impression

    You’d be a decent columnist if you stopped with the half-assed satire, and just wrote real shit

    oh, and rip dirt mcgirt

  • Trizzle

    aye dog thys a pretty gay post

  • kenny

    odb shouldnt be the spirit of hip hop . hes was a crap lyricist and he looked like a bum . i dunno bout his personal life but nah..

  • http://xxl.mag.com/online/?p=12463 Al Boog

    yo billy u ignoirin ppl then i find iout u suckin on odb’s dick after his death
    don’t get me wrong ilike everything wu
    but as a writer u suck that’s apperent and um a have a diss out on u in a few on rapspace print that…..1

  • MAR$(The Kanadian)

    Incilin you are shit, Man’s laws have nothing to do with “God’s Side” you piece of turd! If there is a god he most certainly was and is on Dirt Dog$ side! You are A$$!!

  • triplesixninja

    kenny Says:

    July 29th, 2007 at 7:29 am
    odb shouldnt be the spirit of hip hop . hes was a crap lyricist and he looked like a bum . i dunno bout his personal life but nah

    SHUT UP FAG!

  • triplesixninja

    MAR$(The Kanadian) Says:

    July 29th, 2007 at 9:53 am
    Incilin you are shit, Man’s laws have nothing to do with “God’s Side” you piece of turd! If there is a god he most certainly was and is on Dirt Dog$ side! You are A$$!!

    ^
    COSIGN

  • Purple Hulk

    #
    dolo Says:

    July 28th, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Who’s fault is it that folks don’t support real shyt. . I bet you if it was a lil wang joint yall purple hulk would be there with his entourage

    FIRST OF ALL, I HATE WEEZY, HES A DUMB CRACKHEAD, ROCK THE BELLS ALWAYS HAS A COUPLE GOOD ACTS, BUT THEY NEVER COME NEAR AUSTIN, AND I DONT WANNA BE SORROUNDED BY HIPPIES AND EMOS

  • BIGNAT

    MAN LET ME SAY THIS FIRST THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER BE A O.D.B. NO ONE CAN BE THAT REAL NO ONE WILL DARE TALK THE WAY THEY WANNA NOWADAYS. ON T.V. OR IN INTERVIEWS O.D.B. PUT IT OUT THERE HE WAS WHO HE WAS AND IT WAS EITHER LOVE OR LOVEEEEEE MEE BABYYYYYYYYY. THAT WAS O.D.B. DID WHAT HE WANTED TO FUCK YOU AND WU IS FOR THE KIDSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AS HE WOULD ALWAYS SAY. ALSO A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKED ABOUT IT BUT I WANNA SAY IT 2. THAT JOINT ON MTV WHEN HE TOOK A LIMO WITH HIS BABY MAMA AND SOME OF KIDS TO GET HIS WELFARE CHECK. YELLING I AM STILL IN THE SYSTEM BABY O.D.B. WE MISS YOU I WISH THAT ROC ALBUM WOULD HAVE CAME OUT. THAT SONG HE DID WITH KANYE I HEAR THE HOOK NOW. “TAKE THAT WACK BULLSHIT BACK TO THE STORE WE DON’T WANNA HEAR THAT WEAK SHIT NO MORE. DOES ANYBODY ELSE MAKE HITS ANYMORE GUESS NOT MUTHAFUCKERS IT’S THE ROC MUTHAFUCKERS.

  • Mo Nages

    Supposedly when ODB was stopped by the cops and was caught with some vials of crack, he tried to bribe the cops to “make the rocks disappear”. Only the Osirus was that gully, RIP Dirt Mcgirt

  • Streets

    I`ll grab and the mic and now I damage you, cut your whole stamina
    Here comes the medical examiner
    One verse then you`re out for the count
    [Bring the ammonia] make sure he sniffs the right amount
    Wake him up and then I ask him
    Why did he intend this –
    competition to get an as* kickin so tremendous
    Boy you shouldn`t bother this
    Leave me alone like the [son said G or he`ll be fatherless!]
    I got the asiatic flow mixed with disco
    Roll up on the scene like the Count of Monte Crisco
    and MC`s start to vanish
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ And people still don’t believe me when i say 0DB was lyrical. Most people just couldn’t understand his flow or tone of voice, but that muthafuker had jewlez for days!

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