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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wu Disciples: Who do you want to play ODB ? Tracy Morgan or Eddie Griffin?

Who would you rather see portray Ol’ Dirty Bastard on the big screen: Eddie Griffin or Tracy Morgan?

In an interview with XXL, the beloved rapper’s cousin, RZA said the two actors are vying for the part in an upcoming biopic about the deceased rapper and as far as he’s concerned, either one is a good fit.

Eddie Griffin is down” he said. “Me and Eddie talked about it, laughed about it. Tracy Morgan, he wanna do it [too]. I said ‘Ya’ll both kinda can do it.’”

Asked who had an edge, the Wu-Tang Clan leader hinted at Griifin. “Eddie spent time with Dirty,” he shared. “They knew each other well.”

The ODB movie has apparently been in the works for some time now, with Raeshawn, another cousin of the wild and crazy rapper, penning the script.

“He’s been working on it for two years now,” RZA confirmed. “[In fact] I think Eddie’s already signed on with a letter of Intent—I signed on, of course. So you know [Raeshawn] got my blessin’ to make it happen.”

This isn’t the only Wu-Tang picture in the works. XXL broke the news that Raekwon’s story will be coming to the big screen, too. He has some star power connected to his flick as well including Cee Lo Green, who will be playing the Chef’s father.


  1. Eddie griffin is alright... but I couldnt sit and watch him for more than 5 minutes. his voice and persona grates on the nerves. tracey is the obvious choice. hes funny and I know he would do justice to the odb!!!!

  2. Eddie ALL THE WAY. Eddie is deep thinker that knows how to get through to those who chill in shallow waters just like ODB. Plus he looks a little like em. I dont get Tracy Morgan really even being considered. He can imitate voices well but besides that no way. Tracy could do a Jay-Z but ODB? nah he's too UNIQUE!