Blowfly | Blowfly’s Rapp pt. 1 [X-Rated Version] | 1980
Considered by many as the first dirty rapper, Clarence Reid got his stage name after his grandmother overheard him as a child singing ”Do The Twist” as ”Suck My Dick” and said ”You is nastier than a blowfly!”. As Blowfly, he has recorded numerous albums, mostly of sexual and scatological parodies of popular hits of the time. In 1971 he and a band of studio musicians recorded a whole album of dirty songs just for fun under the name Blowfly. His first album, ”The Weird World Of Blowfly” (1973), features him dressed as a low-rent supervillain on its cover. Reid created this alter ego to protect his career as a song writer. During the 70’s and 80’s he continued to perform in bizarre costumes and to record sexually explicit albums which were widely popular as ”party records”. His own compositions have been sampled by dozens of hip-hop, R&B, and electronic artists such as Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man & Redman, DJ Quick, Jurassic 5, DJ Shadow, Big Daddy Kane, Beyoncé, Mary J Blige, Main Source, etc… but Reid has received almost no money from sampling due to signing away most of his royalties.
"I’m afraid of everything. I’ve been reading psychology books to try to figure out why. Logically, I know everything is fine. I know that I’m only twenty, and I have so many blessings and advantages. Yet I’m afraid I haven’t accomplished enough yet. I’m afraid of the future. Afraid of getting older. Afraid of being alone. Afraid of having a child. And afraid of the dark. I’m really, really afraid of the dark."