Monday, July 19, 2010

From Dwight Schrute's News-Edit Pro: Ol Dirty Album News

Best. Headline.Ever.

'Bastard' widow's 'dumb' deal

Last Updated: 6:06 AM, July 11, 2010

Posted: 1:56 AM, July 11, 2010

The widow of rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard hawked his prized final album for a song.

So says ODB's former manager, Jarred Weisfeld, who claims Icelene Jones quietly signed away the rights to "A Son Unique," the singer's posthumously- released album, and spent the proceeds.

"She sold out for peanuts," said Weisfeld, who said he was told the price was as little as $10,000.

Weisfeld believed that the album could have brought in millions for ODB's survivors, who include his mother, Cherry Jones, and four baby mamas who bore his children.

Family members and Weisfeld have squared off in Brooklyn Surrogate Court, for control over what's left of his career earnings. Icelene Jones did not return calls.

But seriously, who okay'd this?

The good news is O.D.B.'s unreleased post-posthumous album, "A Son Unique" may see the light of day finally after being shelved. It was originally planned to be released some time in 2005 on Dame Dash's label (which has since gone down the pooper *Jay Won?*). Personally, I'd spend $15 for one more Dirt McGirt (or was it Baby Jesus) album, but I really doubt that it would pull in "millions" like O.D.B.'s former-manager claims it would've, had his widow not sold the record for $10,000.

What I want to know is, to whom did she sell the record to? Jive? Atlantic? Loud? Koch? A local bootlegger? When are we going to see this product on shelves? This is a bullshit article. I want that Dirty Bastard album now!

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