To commemorate today’s anniversary of Dirty’s tragic untimely passing, here is a particularly poignant selection taken from the unfortunate final stages of his career. ‘Back In The Air’ was featured on the ill fated A Son Unique, one of the few tracks on that album that actually does justice to both Dirt’s and Wu-Tang’s legacies. This song always struck a chord with me, particularly because of the vivid details of Dirt’s upbringing and self-destructive behavior mentioned in the last verse. There’s a sense of doomed resignation in those bars that stands in stark contrast to the braggadocious chorus that follows immediately after.
DOWNLOAD: ODB – Back In The Air Ft. Ghostface Killah (Prod. By RZA)