Yesterday marked the eighth anniversary of the death of Ol' Dirty Bastard and the Brooklyn emcee's Wu Tang brother's took the day to reminisce on their fallen friend. In an interview with TMZ, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah shared how they marked the occasion.
"Today I just want to have a day of prayer to let my brother know I am thinking about him," Raekwon said. "I will mourn over him today and think about how much he taught me... This still hits me real hard."
Ghostface, for his part, said he didn't want to let the sadness get the best of him.
"I never dwell on the day we lost him, I just celebrate the times I had with him," he said. "I pray and thank God on this day because he is my angel ... I spent the day just sitting quietly and praying. Dirt wouldn't want us mourning so I don't."
Ghost said the spirit of ODB, who died on November 13, 2004, of an accidental drug overdose, still rests with him.
"I still hear his voice daily," he said. "Whether it's his music or memories of things he taught me."
Sadly, the sometimes troublesome yet affable rapper will miss the reported Wu-Tang reunion album. Still, there is a chance he could still play a role through some posthumous recordings.
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