RZA Found an Unheard O.D.B.Track & It’s Everything We Miss About Him (Video)
The idea of unexplored caches of unheard material from artists we’ve lost is a Hip-Hop Head’s dream. To hear previously unreleased verses and beats created by musicians who are no longer with us gives them an ethereal quality, as if these stashes of music are purposely left behind as thank yous from our dearly departed. And, thanks to RZA, that dream is more realistic than one might think, as he’s often found scouring the Wu Mansion for anything fans may not have yet heard. Yesterday, an O.D.B. track never released to the public was uploaded onto YouTube, accompanied by a video that helps bring the late Wu-Tang member back to life, quite literally in many ways.
Entitled “Obey Me,” the “new” Ol’ Dirty Bastard cut is unrelenting in its content and delivery, with the opening line of “Bitches better obey me” trumpeting in that way only O.D.B. was able to do. The song has been remixed by Shash’U but its original version is available for purchase through Boombotix, an audio company whose Boombot REX speaker also comes with the song version below plus a remix form High Klassified, a deal offered in conjunction with Fool’s Gold Records. In this version, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son plays the lead role in the visuals, paying homage to his pops as he spends a day walking in his father’s shoes. Check it out below and celebrate WuTang Wednesdays with some new heat.