1. Dirty 30: Memorial Murals & Street Art Dedicated to Ol’ Dirty Bastard.

    The chaotic life of Ol’ Dirty Bastard was cut short on November 13, 2004, two days shy of his 36th birthday. If anyone in Wu-Tang personified the Witty Unpredictable Talent And Natural Game of the Clan’s essence, it was ODB, he of the fatherless style, who for better or worse, brought excitement to hip-hop. While most rock stars stopped behaving like rock stars some time in the ’90s, that’s where Dirty picked up the torch. Sadly, that burning flame was extinguished in a sobering reminder that our entertainment was one man’s grim reality.

    As time goes on, the memory of Ason Unique has not diminished. All across the globe, tributes are painted to Ol’ Dirty Bastard, paying proper respect to the man who was too crazy for a crazy world. An emcee who damaged microphones, rocked stages like Rick James and Richard Pryor combined, and snuck into our hearts like a thief in the night.

    Rest in Peace, ODB.


    (Above: Stencil, artist unknown, San Francisco, California.)

    Artist: Chor Boogie (chorboogie.com).

    LOCATION: Inside Hot Monkey Love Café – 5960 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA 92104.

    Artist: Victor Goldfeld.

    LOCATION: The corner of Franklin and Putnam in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Commissioned in 2006, it was initially repeatedly defaced and then anonymously repaired.

    Artist: Ibrahim Yaqut.

    Revised version of the Bed-Stuy ODB mural.

    (props to @hek718 for the heads up)

    Artist: Kopsky.

    LOCATION: Montpellier, France.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Gosier, Guadalupe.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Detroit, Michigan.

    Artists: Hoxe & Rmer.

    LOCATION: Presumably Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom..

    Artist: RawGraff.

    LOCATION: Romania.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Capitol Theater, Olympia, Washington.

    Artist: Ween.

    LOCATION: Unknown.

    Artist: Beps BNcrew.

    LOCATION: Milan, Italy.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

    Artist: KWEST.

    LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario.

    Artists: Jnasty & Def3

    LOCATION: Leeside Skate Park in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Paris, France.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Oakland, California.

    Artist: Shizel Uno.

    LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York.

    Artist: Era One DLC.

    LOCATION: Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Artist: Burn One.

    LOCATION: On Sunset Blvd in the Silverlake hood of Los Angeles, California.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Unknown.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Paris, France.

    Artist: YOVA.

    LOCATION: Moscow, Russia.

    Artist: Charm.

    LOCATION: From 5Pointz legal building in the Long Island City section of Queens, New York.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Hae Bang Chon neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Düsseldorf, Germany.

    Artists: JAMEN & DEPRO TSC.

    LOCATION: Le Havre, France.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Unknown.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario.

    Artist: Unknown.

    LOCATION: Unknown.

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