Ol' Dirty Bastard

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Best of Coachella 2014's First Weekend

    Round one of Coachella is over and damn, was it a good one! We're all soar, sunburned and smiling. For those of you heading to Cali for Round 2, here's the best of what we saw during the festival's first weekend.

  • Music

    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Game: Four Dead Rappers We Wish He Could Collaborate With

    In hip-hop the past is a constant and idealization of one's forefathers-or mothers-is an uncrossable tradition. The Game might be hip-hop's most eloquent eulogizer. His 2005 hit "Dreams" spoke poignantly to that point; Game all but admitted that he'll never mean as much to the culture as his lordl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Phoenix Gets RAW with Bad Lucy, The Deer Leader and Francis Dean

    See also: Bad Lucy Team Up with Studio At The Farm for Live Session Video Series See also: Take Cover: Bad Lucy Covers Bob DylanOl' Dirty Bastard likes it raw, and you know what, so do we. Not the slang term with several connotations, but the indie arts organization, RAW: natural born artists. With ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Music

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Top Ten Songs About Dust

    July 5, 2011: The day everyone's cars were rendered absolutely filthyI was going to say that unless you were living under a rock the past few days, you probably heard about Tuesday night's massive dust storm -- known as a haboob in some parts of the world (parts that aren't home to Republican presid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    The Top Ten Lamest, Most Overplayed Hip Hop Songs from the Late 90's

    Can't stop, won't stop​​Inspiration comes from many different places, the radio being one of them. While carousing around town in my hooptie the other day, the Notorious B.I.G./Puff Daddy/Mase 1997 classic "Mo Money, Mo Problems" came on over my speakers, much to my odd delight. After I was done ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Gregg Gillis Is Not a Musician or: Why You Won't Find Girl Talk's All Day In My Top 25 Albums of 2010

    Does this photo make Gregg Gillis elligible for the NBA All-Star team?​As I was compiling my soon-to-be-revealed list of the Top 25 Albums of 2010, the toughest decision I faced was where, if anywhere, to place Girl Talk's All Day on said list. It was certainly one of the most talked about release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Incoming: Styx, Ozzy Osbourne, The Temptations, Cradle of Filth, Wu-Tang Clan

    These guys: ain't nothin' to fuck with​She's a real mixed bag, this week's just announced shows. As we head toward the holidays, the shows start to become more scarce and, oddly enough, full of more popular, well-known acts. Case in point: Ozzy Osbourne, The Tempations and Alice Cooper's annual Ch ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    N.A.S.A.: Fun Concept, Boring Reality

    As we come right smack into another Tuesday rife with new releases, I will choose to focus my energies on one particular release, N.A.S.A.'s The Spirit of Apollo. N.A.S.A. (North America/South America) is the collaboration between DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales) and Squeak E. Clean (Sam Spiegel). Apollo has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2008

    Wu Tang Clan Brings Da Rukus at Marquee Theatre on Dec. 7

    The last time I saw Wu Tang Clan was possibly the most disappointing concert-going experience of my life. I was in high school when the boys from Staten Island stopped by Cleveland to open for Rage Against The Machine. It was awful. They were over an hour late -- O.D.B. having gotten arrested som ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Wu-Tang Clan

    8 Diagrams

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Wu-Tang Clan

    ODB woulda wanted it this way

  • Music

    September 1, 2005


    A Son Unique
    (Def Jam)

  • News

    March 17, 2005


    Letters from the week of March 17, 2005

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    The Way of the Wu

    Haven't got enough Wu-Tang merchandise? Now there's a book

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Just Say the Word

    New performance piece at Modified December 28

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Wet Dreams

    Our Dirty Phat Bastard rides solo at Shepherd's Super Soak-Her Sunday.

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Leggo My Alter Ego

    Off-the-wall rapper Z-Man busts out with another persona and a whole new vocabulary

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Betting on ODB?

    As Dirt McGirt growls louder, Russell Jones becomes invisible before our eyes

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Neptunes

    The Neptunes Present... Clones (Star Trak/Arista)

  • Music

    January 2, 2003


    Legend of the Liquid Sword (MCA)

  • Music

    April 4, 2002


    In Search of N*E*R*D (Virgin)

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Clan Rally

    Can Iron Flag reestablish the deposed kings of hip-hop? Just ask Masta Killa.

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Britney Spears

    Britney (Jive)

  • Music

    July 26, 2001


    Chapter II(Wu-Tang/Priority)

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place to See a National Act

    Celebrity Theatre
    440 North 32nd Street

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2000

    East Coastin'

    DJs Megadef and Fact bring a touch of youth and New York flavor to the local hip-hop scene

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Rock, Roll and Remember

    Young scruffs Marah try to breathe life into a two-day Valley oldies show

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Wu Revolution?

    U-God's solo album is only the latest in a series of WuTang misfires

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Kaleidoscope Eyes

    Seething with rage and burning with desire, hip-hop nonconformist Kelis makes an inspired, mood-swinging debut

  • Music

    November 25, 1999
  • News

    September 17, 1998
  • Music

    September 10, 1998

    The Manhattan Project

    N.Y.-bred Lyricist Lounge explodes on the hip-hop nation with a national tour

  • Music

    August 6, 1998

    Cook of the House

    Dave Cook decides to take his Monday-night jams to Cajun House

  • Music

    July 16, 1998

    Going Mobile

    Local engineers scramble to document the Valley punk scene with new compilation

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Bring the Pain

    Wu-Tang's tour of apathy gives hip-hop yet another black eye

  • Calendar

    September 18, 1997
  • Music

    May 4, 1995