Ol’ Dirty’s old manager falls on hard times

Jarred Weisfeld, the guy who used to manage Ol’ Dirty Bastard, couldn’t make any money from Ol’ Dirty’s music, so now he’s gonna try to sue a girl who wrote a book about him. Er, that’s what I took from an article in Heeb magazine (I’m a subscriber) about the lawsuit.

Weisfeld claims that Jaime Lowe, author of Digging for Dirt, purposely set out to defame him, because she was pissed that he wouldn’t agree to be interviewed for the book. The book began as a profile she did on Ol’ Dirty for Rolling Stone that ended up being shelved. Then, when they didn’t bother running it when Ol’ Dirty died, she sold it to the Village Voice. Weisfeld read the story in the Village Voice and was like, “What the fuck is this shit? I never agreed to a story in the Village Voice.” As if it was necessary for him to sign a release for his name to appear in the Village Voice. Then he called Rolling Stone, and they said she never worked there, which he took to mean she lied when she approached him in the first place.

As a blogger, i.e. not even a legit writer, I can sympathize with Lowe for a couple of reasons. First of all, no one really works for these magazines, other than the editor in chief and the janitor. I don’t really work for XXL, I’ve just written the bulk of the articles on this site. If some douche were to call XXL, especially on some lawsuit shit, of course they’re gonna be like, “Byron Crawford? Never heard of him.” That’s probably one of the reasons it’s set up that way. (The other reason? More money for the TIs.) And the truth of the matter is that XXL really has no idea where I am. Otherwise, Kay Slay probably would’ve shown up to my door a long time ago.

Also, artists, executives, etc. stay complaining about how you said some shit about them that wasn’t true, as if there’s no way they can contact you to tell their side of the story. Meanwhile, my personal email address is listed on my own site for everyone and their grandma to use and abuse. It’s not like I have some other secret email address. And in the case of the Ol’ Dirty book, Weisfeld was approached for comment. If he didn’t want to participate, probably because there was no money in it for him, then he sacrificed his right to complain. (Keep in mind, I was pre-med. That line of reasoning might not hold up in court.) If only Lowe would have thought to have done what Jeff Chang did when he couldn’t get Kool Herc to submit to an interview without getting paid. Weisfeld could have penned the foreword for a fee, and this wouldn’t have been an issue.

Jews may be crafty, but they’re no match for an Asian.

Speaking of which, Weisfeld claims this broad Lowe is an antisemite, even though she’s a Jew herself. Even if she is, I’m not sure if it would have any bearing on the lawsuit. A girl can be an antisemite, right? What ever happened to freedom of speech? If I had to guess, I’d say this isn’t part of the lawsuit per se, but the readership of Heeb probably prefers there be some sort of antisemitism angle. It’s a wonder Adolf Hitler wasn’t mentioned, though I guess the case has yet to go to trial.

Here’s the part of the article where Weisfeld explains how Lowe is an antisemite:

[Weisfeld] reads from the ripped pages of the book, anger tightening the edges of his voice: “It says, ‘Jarred slinked onstage looking like he had just been bar mitzvahed.’ So now she’s telling everybody I’m Jewish. And you go down another couple of lines and I’m ‘a hungry 23-year-old manager who is now financially invested in [ODB’s] very being. [ODB’s] breath is 20 percent Jarred’s.’ The only reference that comes to mind immediately is The Merchant of Venice’s Shylock.”

Oh, really?

Elsewhere in the article, we learn how Weisfeld came to manage Ol’ Dirty in the first place. He was working for VH1, and he somehow managed to sell them a reality series starring Ol’ Dirty, despite the fact that he didn’t know Ol’ Dirty. He tried contacting Ol’ Dirty in prison, but Ol’ Dirty wouldn’t respond. So, he looked up Ol’ Dirty’s mother, and he got her to take him to visit Ol’ Dirty in prison, where he became Ol’ Dirty’s manager. Just like that time Suge Knight visited 2Pac in prison and got him to sign a contract written on a sheet of toilet. Ol’ Dirty’s mother says that she considers Weisfeld like a son, and he calls her “Mom.” Which I took to mean that Weisfeld basically bought Ol’ Dirty from her.

One of Ol’ Dirty’s many babies’ mothers, a woman named Icelene Jones, has control of his estate, and probably spent whatever money he had left on elaborate acrylic nails a long time ago. Weisfeld gave up on rap music and became a literary agent, once the album Ol’ Dirty recorded for Roc-A-Fella, A Son Unique, leaked to the Internets. That was probably his last good chance to make any money from Ol’ Dirty, except for this bullshit lawsuit.

  • Pierzy

    “…used to manage Ol’ Dirty Bastard.” Manage ODB? Isn’t that an oxymoron…or at least an exercise in futility?

    • El Tico Loco

      Damn then again. NOT! and maybe never, you got that first shit locked.

  • El Tico Loco

    Some people give Tomb Raider a whole new meaning I tell you.

    and for the 1st time ever in XXL

    Pierzy!

    • El Tico Loco

      maybe not

  • General

    Who the fuck would want to be ODB’s manager in the first place…as Pierzy put it, its not like anybody could control him anyway…

    Plus, he couldn’t have ever really believed that he was going to make any real money off of doing that…that would be like picking Tony Yayo out of G-Unit to manage, WTF, ain’t no money to be made

    • DetroitDraper

      Lmao Tony Yayo hahahah

    • BIGNAT

      odb liked to party and people liked to party with odb. you get a cut of him showing up and be apart of the party as well.

  • $ykotic

    Co-sign Pierzy

  • geico lizard

    “Jews may be crafty, but they’re no match for an Asian.”

    ^
    China does own most of this country now. Thats why Lebron looks so tired on the court now. His new chinese owners are putting more pressure on Lebron not to bring shame by losing.

    • Zulu1925

      @ geico lizard

      Too funny! So, if LeBron loses, will he perform Seppuku?

      • Zulu1925

        Nevermind. Seppuku is Japanese, not Chinese…

    • Zulu1925

      Nevermind. I forgot that Seppuku is Japanese, not Chinese…

  • Federal Ranga

    Now wait just a minute Tico… I was first the game story they up today… granted, I’on think anybody else commented on that at all, let alone read it.

    @ Commission
    Do not know if yall saw that, but I need one of ya’ll to hit my cell so one of you can help post up that bullshit battle rap yawka sent me… 786-346-0456.

    @ the post
    RIP ODB… Osirius Mixtape is FIRE. Listen to Pop Shots (Clinton Sparks remix)

  • Moi

    icelene is a great name. by the way bol, you do know that most people who read you have never met an actual jewish person?

  • foolio_iglesias

    Jew?Or Jew-ish?

  • http://www.westcheddar.com ip

    here’s an interview with the author of the book…check it out, it’s from november 08…

    http://westcheddar.com/2008/11/26/digging-for-dirt/

  • http://xxl All Dae

    People file lawsuits for anything now a days. Don’t mean he’ll win anything. Where would the money come from if he wins? I doubt the courts will garnish the writers wages. It’s just an article and I doubt he can sue the mag for cash.
    It’s probably a moral victory for him…

  • ur_an_idiot

    Jarred doesn’t need the money, he has more than enough, he could care less about making money from ODB. your article sucks.

  • http://notaing kaporale

    call me it jose j ai besion d aide cherche mon phone avec le wu tang name guuuuuegue bisous a plus tard jose