Posted in hiphop | movies | music on March 23, 2012

Omar

The Guardian reports:

"The actor who played drug vigilante Omar Little in TV series The Wire is to take on the role of Ol' Dirty Bastard in a film. Plans are moving ahead for Dirty White Boy, a movie based on the late and notorious rapper, starring the Baltimore crime drama's Michael K Williams.

Dirty White Boy focuses not just on ODB, born Russell Jones, but also on Jarred Weisfeld, the titular white boy, who met the musician when he was a 22-year-old VH1 production assistant. Weisfeld gradually became ODB's manager, Entertainment Weekly reports, engineering the rapper's comeback. His plan was cut short by Ol' Dirty Bastard's fatal drug overdose in November 2004."

In other news, Michael K Williams' ex-Boardwalk Empire co-star Aleksa Palladino played SXSW with her band Exitmusic who are currently on tour with A Place to Bury Strangers and Joy Formidable, though they are replaced by Violens at the NYC show (Violens meanwhile play Cameo Saturday).

ODB's ex-Wu-Tang Clan cohort GZA opens for Bad Brains in Brooklyn in April, and just played SXSW backed by Grupo Fantasma/Brownout and with Raekwon. Videos, ODB tributes included, below...

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GZA pays tribute to ODB at SXSW by performing Shimmy Shimmy Ya

Raekwon & GZA (for ODB) - Protect Ya Neck @ SXSW

Raekwon Performs With GZA and JD Era At Mass Appeal/Decon SXSW Showcase

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Comments (27)

If anyone can pull it off it's OMAR!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 9:34 AM

Am I reading this right...they named the movie Dirty WHITE(?) Boy???
WTF???

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 9:36 AM

Omar is the man, this will be a great movie

Posted by Bridal Lace | March 23, 2012 9:37 AM

9:36 - You took the time to only read the first paragraph and then write a comment that is clearly answered in the second paragraph??? WTF is wrong with you??!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 9:39 AM

9:36: go back to sleep. You fail at life!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 9:44 AM

You come at the king, you best not miss.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 9:48 AM

Honey nut!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 10:06 AM

Fuckin' Kenard

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 10:12 AM

I know das right 10:06 ... Ya ain't got da honey nut?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 10:22 AM

@1022 yes. drop your bag out the window cause OMAR IS COMIN

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 10:24 AM

INDEED.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 10:24 AM

LULZ 10:12 is too busy eating orderves with his shampane to spell duck correctly

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 10:25 AM

so hard to find season 5 free streaming online. get your act together, netflix!

Posted by the jim | March 23, 2012 10:37 AM

I read....but why is the WHITE GUY taking the title of the movie for himself?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 10:43 AM

A man's got to have a code

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 11:00 AM

hey 10:25, go fuck a canard

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 11:33 AM

^ too late you inbred ... YOU LOSE!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 11:43 AM

^ what are you even talking about?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 12:00 PM

^ I'm sure that even you, despite your best efforts, are not that stupid. Figure it out, frenchie.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 12:07 PM

^that you're a douchebag? You're right, that wasn't too hard.

It's actually quite a feat to literally ooze douchiness through a few anonymous message board posts, but you've managed. Congrats.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 12:21 PM

^ that's right, it is a feat but you have stepped right up to do just that! amazed that you have admitted it outright here, to a bunch of strangers, just how much of a douche dickwad fuckmind asswipe you are! maybe you'll get free drinks tonight at the douche bar, on the lower floor of the psychiatric hospital they have you committed to these days. now, back to incoherent ranting before the kind doctors come with the EST again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 1:17 PM

^ So... I know you are but what am I? Good one.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 2:18 PM

stay classy, commenters.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 7:50 PM

LULZ an asshole (10:12) tries to be cool and make disparaging comment but fails because he's really not as intelligent as he thinks he is, then he gets called on it, so he picks an internet fight to "save face". That there is the textbook definition of an L-O-S-E-R! Nice one, bro! You lose!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 8:39 PM

stuff white people like

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 11:52 PM

WHERE'S WALLACE?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2012 12:39 PM

Honey nut!

Posted by Engadget | March 31, 2012 10:16 PM

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