The witty and unpredictable Brooklyn MC was a standout star in the Wu-Tang Clan and one of the most unique musicians of his generation. He appeared on the first three Wu-Tang group albums and dropped a pair of solo LPs. He also worked with Mariah Carey and is a two-time Grammy nominee.
There is no doubt that ODB is an icon in rap, but 10 years after his death his family is still looking for support.
"I feel bad because a lot of things aren’t going our way," ODB's widow Icelene Jones told XXLMag.com in a story that was published to the Internet on Thursday.
"This is the 10-year anniversary and we were supposed to have a big thing in New York. We wanted to do different things but got no support, no money to make it happen. It’s just sad. Everybody else is making money except for us. We don’t have any help, we don’t have any support. Everybody who helps us gave up."
In the interview, Dirty's family didn't point a finger at anyone in particular, but his daughter Taniqua Jones spoke about the hard time that the family has had in the years since her father's death.
"It’s a couple battles that we’ve been going through this whole time. It’s always someone taking. It’s a big fight sometimes. It’s so much," she said. "It’s just a lot of fighting and struggle for the simple things that [are] supposed to be easy."
Dirty's son, Bar-Son Jones, who raps under the name Young Dirty Bastard spoke about the family's plans for commemorative film projects and even mentioned a reality show, but didn't go into specifics.
To celebrate ODB's life on Thursday, MTV created a special digital bust of the rap icon.