Young Dirty Bastard Harkens Back to the Hip-Hop’s Golden Age with Brooklyn’s My Blood Type

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By Andrew Daly

For fans of Golden Age Hip-Hop, the legacy of Ol’ Dirty Bastard looms large. But none of that matters to ODB’s son, Bar-Sun Unique Jones, AKA Young Dirty Bastard.

Through infectious grooves, sinful rhythms, and slinky production, YDB is harkening back to a range of hip-hop buried in the modern era. Eschewing the boring tropes present in the pop-laden cuts we hear on FM radio, with Brooklyn’s My Blood Type, for the first time in what seems like forever, it looks as if hip-hop has a puncher’s chance.

If bucking the trend and driving home what makes hip-hop great wasn’t enough, YDB just got off the road from a 25-date tour with Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, and Busta Rhymes, further driving home the fact that this proverbial “new kid on the block,” is breathing rarified air.

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With a new album set to drop in ’23, in addition to his flow-associated endeavors, YDB also has several projects on tap, bringing his vision into a clearer scope. Namely, an NFT project sure to be a stunner and a two-hour A&E documentary about his father, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, a Grammy-nominated musician and founding member of New York-based hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

But music and media aren’t all YDB aspires to affect; no, the young rapper is also giving back to the community he’s long called home, Brooklyn, NY. Indeed, it seems that YDB has many community-related projects in the pipeline for 2023, such as a street renaming on the SE corner of Franklin and Putnam by the Ol’ Dirty Bastard Mural to Ason Unique “ODB” Jones Way and several Brooklyn Bedside acknowledgments.

So, hip-hop fans and aficionados, if you’re looking for a voice to define a generation, look no further than Young Dirty Bastard. As I said earlier, Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s legacy looms large over NYC and hip-hop alike, but as long as his son is preaching the good word, the future of hip-hop seems to be in safe hands and found safe harbor.

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