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Ol' Dirty Bastard: Nigga Please (Elektra)

R.J. Smith, Spin, November 1999

THE TRUE opener of this dazzling, daffy album gets buried near the end. Nigga Please should have begun with his mocking yet eerily touching cover of the Billie Holiday classic 'Good Morning Heartache' — for who among us is more qualified to sing these been-there blues than Wu-Tang's own Ol' Dirty Bastard?

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