On December 3, we'll be celebrating the release of Brooklyn writer Jaime Lowe's Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB with a reading and party. The book sounds fascinating, so you should come listen to Jaime talk about it and read from it. The official release:
In a compelling combination of personal narrative, biography, and cultural criticism, Digging for Dirt explores ODB’s life, career, mythology, and death by following the troubled trajectory of his public and private worlds. Jaime Lowe met with the people ODB affected and was most affected by—surviving members of the Wu-Tang Clan, other hip-hop contemporaries, his parents, followers, managers, neighbors, and friends—in an attempt to figure out the man behind the clown-prince persona and to dissect the issues of race, celebrity, mental illness, and exploitation that surrounded his rise and fall.
Jaime Lowe’s writing has appeared in The Village Voice, Interview, Radar, and Sports Illustrated.