Premium collectable firm Sideshow has acquired the rights to the likeness of the late hip-hop legend Ol’ Dirty Bastard – aka ODB.
The deal, brokered by FanGirl Consulting & Brand Management, will see Sideshow bring the “larger-than-life icon” to fans through a range of limited-edition fine art prints and collectable figures.
ODB was a founding member of the seminal rap group the Wu-Tang Clan and later became an award-winning solo artist before passing away in 2004
Anna van Slee, Brand Director at Sideshow, says the collection will celebrate his career and memory.
“ODB is a real-life hero,” she says. “He was a self-made man, a talented musician and, ultimately, a larger-than-life icon that has inspired countless others. His enduring influence is a testament to his impact on both music and hip hop culture. We are honoured and excited to be creating collectibles celebrating his legacy.”
Nicole Beckett, Creative Director at Four Screens Management, which manages the hip-hop artist’s image and intellectual estate, adds: "The Estate of Ol' Dirty Bastard is thrilled to be working with Sideshow. We are committed to preserving ODB's legacy as an authentic figure in Americana and are confident Sideshow will bring Ol' Dirty Bastard's memory alive in a way the fans will love and enjoy."