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  • Audio CD (March 19 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: EMI Imports
  • ASIN: B0000630DP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
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1. Intro
2. Caught Up
3. Dirty & Stinkin'
4. Dogged Out
5. Free With Money
6. Anybody
7. Waitress #13
8. Reunited
9. Here Comes The Judge
10. Cute Devils
11. I Wanna Fuck
12. Highjack
13. Lintballz
14. Zoo Two
15. Anybody (remix)
16. Taking A Shit
17. C'mon
18. Dirty & Stinkin' (remix)

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Long hailed as the most unpredictable and eccentric member of the Wu Tang Clan ODB (Ol’ Dirty Bastard) can also be called unstoppable. Incarcerated since July of this year, ODB has not ceased to continue his illustrious career. Shortly after his sentencing, he signed a record deal with the Los Angeles based independent label D3 Entertainment. The album THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF RUSSELL JONES will be released March 19th.

While ODB’s antics offstage have, in recent times, drawn more publicity than his musical output, he has enjoyed astounding success with the Wu-Tang Clan as well as with his solo efforts. It was almost ten years ago that ODB, along with cousins RZA and the Genius, formed the Staten Island-based hip-hop supergroup Wu-Tang Clan. Along with several other core rappers, they hit the underground with their debut release, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) to critical acclaim and worldwide success. ODB’s solo effort Return of the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version was released in 1995, and showcased his unique, maniacal, left of center style. N**** Please, was released in 1999 and achieved him legendary status.

The Trials & Tribulations of Russell Jones, Ol' Dirty Bastard's third album, was largely recorded on the run and the Wu Tang Clan member was later arrested in a McDonalds restaurant in Philadelphia. Suffice to say, it is not his best work. Despite the title (Russell Jones being ODB's real name) this is not a self-confessional record in which ODB returns to sanity. Oh no. This is a man who raps about "stinking like doo doo" has a song entitled "I Wanna F***" and is now spending 2-4 years in a New York prison. Insanity is a key part of his act and personality. If his excellent previous album Nigga Please explored ODB's party side then Trials & Tribulations delves into his dark depths, confirming his position as the Screaming Jay Hawkins of his generation. However while ODB's creative mania remains intact, the album's production feels rushed, with many of the beats sounding cheap and flat. Best track is "Caught Up" which takes off from where ODB left Kelis on "Got Ya Money". He gains a credit for determination though. Not even imprisonment has stopped ODB's musical career. He signed his latest recording contract shortly after he was put away. Unfortunately ODB's new label is a little short of the readies, hence the glut of B list guest rappers on the album including Mack 10, E-40 and Too Short. Fellow Wu Tang Clan members such as the Rza and Raekwon are notable by their absence, wisely deciding to skip this one until their Shaolin colleague is free again. It might be best if you do too. --Jake Barnes

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I have always been a fan of Ol' Dirty Bastard. His first two albums were both highly enjoyable. His vocal talent, which is so awful that it's brilliant (i.e. Biz Markie) and his drugged-out flow are truly one of a kind. That being said, D3 has done his fans wrong.
Despite what any album summary might tell you, ODB did not record this album while on the run from the law. In fact, none of these songs were even recorded by him. Almost half of the tracks on the album are skits taken from MTV interviews. Of the remaining, more than half are old vocals over awful beats. They actually take a well-known track from his first solo album and put another beat behind it. Even the lead single featuring cult rap group, Insane Clown Posse has recycled ODB lyrics. There are only about three tracks that have unreleased vocals on them and none of them are worth it.
This album contains no production or guest appearances from any member of the Wu-Tang Clan and in fact would be better served to call itself a "remix" album than try to pawn itself off as a brand new ODB album, which it is not.
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Greetings. 'The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones' is truely another great album from the Ol' Dirty Bastard. The ODB is a massive force in hip hop. He is extremely versatile on the microphone. One of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, the ODB has done it again with his ORIGINAL style of delivering his rhymes. This ablum is filled with Ol Dirty's free, creative, and very humourous style. Complete with roars, shouts and all. The man is genius. On the track 'Reunited' the Ol' Dirty completely rips up the track!!! I know you will LOVE this one. On the track 'Anybody', the Ol' Dirty rides a tight head bobbing beat to perfection, with E-40 and C-Murder supporting him. On 'Here Comes the Judge' the ODB completely lets out his totally creative style, with a banging beat in the background. Sure to rip up the party. On 'Caught Up' the ODB, Mack 10 and Royal Flush rock the set. The whole album is great, i play it from start to finish most times i listen to it. A must have for any Wu-Tang fan. One.
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yo man odb singing really, really good I love dirty he never have a awful song he always make song really good! I love all ol' dirty bastard music from "Return To Da 36 Chambers" and "N***a Please" and "The Dirty Story" and New Album got into today "Trials & Tribulations of Russell Jones" He have all good album that you really need to listen to! I hear many people don't like the "N---a Please music but I don't care what all you people said know what I am sain'? You should love allll ODB music and all you people need to love ODB and FREE ODB! and love all Wu-Tang Clan and Wu-Family forever!!! When you hear the new wu-tang clan album in store get it don't you dare thinking that that wu-tang clan or ODB music will be stink!! Wu-Tang groups are always, always make a dope album always! Never stupid! So y'all better get it! I have alll Wu-Tang Clan Album all of them they make a lot of records! I got them all. I had Rza, Gza, ODB, U-God, Masta Killah, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Inspectah Deck and all the Wu-family music.. I have all them! Masta Killah don't make music yet! But I hope he will going to make his own records later or plan to! I love dirty he was a good man! I hope when police get him out of jail! All you police whatever where you were to PLEASE Keeping ODB Out of Jail!
Let him free forever! I want dirty make a lot of album! I hate when ODB have to stay jail very quiet and I have not seen ODB on TV anymore I want to see him again cuz I always love dirty! I have went to the Wu-Tang Concert and I thought maybe I will see ODB in real live I am so excite but ODB was not there Rza say that ODB in jail in New York and I feel so bad! So Please all you people let FREE ODB!!!, FREE ODB, FREE ODB!!!
and go to!
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By A Customer on March 29 2002
Format: Audio CD
For those on here who remember Return to the 36 chambers, the one with the raw Rza beats before the WU started to throw together garbage like this, this is one to skip... truly tell the tale of what this is, nothing more than a thrown together album with generic snyth beats (How is is sonically or musically the best of his career?), that come no where near as gritty as a 95 Rza on the boards (They must have never heard that album). The guests are pretty much whack ICP, Mack 10 and a few other guests, that could have been replaced by Wu members and Rza beats... heard how dark the beats are on 36 Chambers, and how Rza fits his crazy style alot more than this commercial type feel of the album? If they did then they would figure out this is no where near the best album of Dirties career, rather by far the worse (Ni**a please was even better), no where in the category of an old Wu album from 95 (Return 36, Liquid Swords, Cuban Linx etc.). He needs to get it together (You know he didn't put together this album), get Rza on the beats and Wu members on the mic, to even get some of the original fanbase back. This is why the Wu is slipping and heads aren't checking for them anymore, letting garbage like this out makes it worse. Stay to making albums like Iron Flag, and stray away from this album..., stay away from this album. Wait until the ... ODB gets free and puts together an album worth buying, in other words forget this disaster ever happened.
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