ol dirty bastard rare interview

Genius (formerly Rap Genius) is teaming up with MTV to crack the lid on a collection of never-before-seen interviews from the late ’90s. The raw and uncut conversations, featuring the likes of Cam’ron, DMX, Redman, Method Man and LL Cool J, will include full transcriptions, plus annotations from fans, contributors and respected journalists.

Genius and MTV kick things off today with this unreleased interview between the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Bloomberg’s Josh Tyrangiel from 1997, in which ODB talks about his struggles with sobriety, the importance of birth control and his family issues. The full transcript can be read here, complete with annotations from Tyrangiel and ODB biographer Mickey Hess.

Watch the interview below…

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