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Ol' Dirty Bastard:
Osirus: The Official Mixtape ***

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OL' DIRTY BASTARD: Osirus: The Official Mixtape 

He’s old. He’s dirty. He’s dead. But that hasn’t stopped the most gleefully raunchy member of the Wu Tang Clan from releasing Osirus, an odds-and-mostly-sods mix featuring material recorded during the 10-year span preceding his passing. Rushed into posthumous production by Ol’ Dirty’s mother and former manager, this Mixtape lacks the frenetic energy of 1995’s Return to the 36 Chambers and the genre-bending creativity of 1999’s Nigga Please; post-prison Dirty sounds a beat slow and a bit sleepy, especially on the unimaginative “F*ck Y’all” and “P*ssy Keep Calling,” an X-rated jaunt into the mind of a bloated sex addict. Happily, “Dirty Run” finds him back in maniacal form, boastfully barking, shouting and crooning over a looped sample of David Bowie’s “Fame.” But only the Mark Ronson-produced “Dirty Dirty” recalls vintage ODB, as the Brooklyn Zoo MC eagerly invites listeners to “eat my ass and have a Coke with that!” Bless his soul. 

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