Ol' Dirty Bastard Documentary Co-Produced by His Estate Coming to A&E

A documentary about the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard is making its way to A&E Network.

Helmed by Sam and Jason Pollard, the feature docu gives fans a “definitive” look at the Wu-Tang Clan icon and “humanizes ODB as a man, a father, and a husband like never before… providing an intimate picture of ODB’s life and reflecting on his lasting impact on music and culture,” and will provide “a never-before-seen personal archive shot by his wife, Icelene Jones, and access to his closest friends and family.”

The special, which currently has the working title Biography: Ol’ Dirty Bastard, is being produced by the Ol’ Dirty Bastard estate and will focus on ODB’s solo career, ranging from his debut album in 1995 until his untimely death in 2004. A press release continued, “A celebration of his artistry and legacy, the documentary is an unflinching look at the complexities of his life including addiction, adultery, fame, mental illness, sudden wealth, race and criminal justice, and will ask the question of just how complicit the media and music industry were in hastening his demise.”

“I am thrilled to tell the full story of my husband,” Jones said in a statement. “With this documentary the world will learn about the son, the husband, the father, and the artist. I’m proud of the team that we built, including Pulse, my producing partners Nicole Beckett and Messiah Jacobs at Four Screens, and our directing team, the Pollards.”

Stay tuned for more info on the docu.

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