Rich Jones, over at Gun.io, filed a FOIA request to obtain the FBI files for Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
The FBI’s FOIA policy allows you to get the file of anybody who is deceased, so I filed a request to get all documents mentioning Russell Tyreese Jones, aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard, aka ODB, aka Big Baby Jesus, member of the Wu-Tang Clan hip hop collective, who died in 2004 of an accidental drug overdose, a lethal mixture of cocaine and the prescription drug Tramadol, a synthetic opiate.
The FBI responded with 94 pages of police reports, court proceedings and news clippings, which cover an assortment of crimes perpetrated by and against ODB. The document is embedded below and you can read my FOIA request here.
I haven’t had a chance to thumb through the document, so I can’t say whether this includes the Big Baby Jesus-era. However, talk about the greatest use for FOIA going. I’d love to see this on other rappers, wouldn’t you?