Summer of Music: Dirty: One Word Can Change the World

Dir. Stephon Turner (2009) 86 min.

Filmmaker Stephon Turner (aka "Raison Allah") offers a personal corrective to the media's portrayal of the life and death of his brother, Russell Jones, known to the world as Ol' Dirty Bastard. Turner skillfully analyzes the elements of Jones' MC persona through his access to mutual family, friends and partners in the Wu Tang Clan and his own historical research. He reveals that Dirty's distinctive style is the bastard offspring of a cultural and family legacy - part Indian chief, r&b front-man and the drunken master of Kung Fu flicks.

After the Movie:

The film screening will be followed by a discussion headed by ODB's mother, Ms. Cherry Jones, filmmaker Raison Allah, King Downing (expert on police profiling of Hip Hop artists), and a slew of Wu Tang members and affiliates.

Reception sponsored by Sugar Hill Ale