Although rapper Old Dirty Bastard has passed, his widow and administrator of ODB’s estate filed a lawsuit against Wu-Tang Productions demanding unpaid royalties since his death.
ODB’s Widow Sues Wu-Tang Clan
Icelene Jones claims that ODB and the other members of the Wu-Tang Clan signed a contract with the music production company in 1992. The contract gave royalties to members with half of all the music they put out.
The widow claims that the agreement also obligated the production company to pay ODB no less than 50% of net royalties alleging that the late rapper’s estate is owed. Icelene is also having difficulties conducting a proper audit of the company.
Though ODB died back in 2004, Jones insists that the contract still requires the company to continue paying ODB’s estate.
The last payment received by ODB’s estate was in July 2021 for $130,000. Jones, who has yet to receive a proper audit of the production company since 2011, believes at least $1 million is still owed.
Wu Tang’s Album Sells As NFT
Recently, Wu-Tang Clan’s album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin sold for $4 million as an NFT.
How did a rare, unreleased Wu-Tang album become the most expensive music album ever sold? We explore the behind-the-scenes workings that made the deal possible and the key players in the headline-making $4 million acquisition of the only existing copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” album as an NFT.
Raekwon Gets His Own Ice Cream
Additionally, Raekwon of Wu-Tang was recently given his own ice cream bar.
Iconic rapper Raekwon will be honored with an actual ice cream bar named after his 1995 hit single, “Ice Cream.” This comes after a new partnership with Pretty Cool Ice Cream, located on the northwest side of Chicago.