Before there was Kool Keith, Old Dirty Bastard or 2 Live Crew – before there was hip hop, for that matter – there was Blowfly, performing X-rated songs with a funky groove. Born 60 years ago in Cochran, Georgia, Miami’s Clarence Reid has recorded more than 40 albums during his illustrious career. He got his nickname as a child when his grandmother, after hearing him sing dirty versions of then popular songs – like “Suck My Dick” for “Do The Twist” – proclaimed, “You is nastier than a blowfly.”
About a year ago or so, we got in touch with Clarence to record his voice — the Voice of God — for a Time Titans teaser clip.
Blowfly was the perfect match for that. No question. We were proud to work with a legend like him.
Today we got informed, that Clarence Reid, the genius known both by his given name and as Blowfly, the Master of Class, passed peacefully today, January 17th, in his hospice room.
Damn, fucking cancer.
Nothing But Love and Respect — Blowfly is a real time titan, will stay forever. Period.