Nearly a decade after his death, Ol' Dirty Bastard rose, in hologram-like form, to perform alongside Wu-Tang Clan at Rock the Bells 10th-anniversary outing last year.
It was a highlight of the festival (NWA founder Eazy-E was also digitally raised from the dead), but fans of the boisterous character should brace themselves for what could be a year packed with multiple posthumous projects from Wu-Tang's most infamous member.
The estate of the late rapper announced it has signed a management deal with L.A.-based production company Four Screens Production.
Four Screens will manage ODB's image and intellectual estate and the company's creative director, Nicole Beckett, said in a statement that it was hoping to secure a bounty of ODB-themed projects.
"Whether it be a commercial for pistachios, a biopic similar to VH1's TLC, a clothing line, skateboards, whatever," Beckett wrote.
Before ODB’s image is plastered on apparel, headphones and coffee (a la Bob Marley) his family will anchor a reality show. Four Screens secured a deal with 51 Minds, responsible for such "celebreality" hits as “Flavor of Love” and “
After the plans to re-create the rap legend’s image were announced last year, Icelene Jones, ODB’s widow filed a cease-and-desist order against Rock the Bells. Festival organizers got the green light from his mother,
Four Screens didn't announce further details of the reality series.