This old 'odb brings the entertainment' bullshit is what compromised their music. ODB didn't bring the entertainment, they all did on 36. There was no more implication that ODB was some type of gimmick or comic relief than there was for any of the members because the album has an anonymity to it. Later on they were using ODB as some type of gimmick as opposed to a legit rapper that holds his own, and even shits on most wu members. When I first heard 36 chambers my thought was 'why are they all trying to sound like ODB'.
Dirty has songs where he shuts down each wu member, and had the most presence in the grou. What was 'funny' about mystery of shadow boxing or 7th chamber? the only funny thing dirty did was shame on a nigga, but chef was on it too.