American rapper Blowfly has died at the age of 76 years

Clarence Reid, le «Maître de la Classe» s'est éteint ce dimanche 17 janvier en Floride, après un long combat contre le cancer. Le personnage de Blowfly se caractérisait surtout par son costume de super-héros à paillettes. ©capture d'écran

Clarence Reid, the “Master Class” died this Sunday, January 17 in Florida, after a long battle against cancer. The character of Blowfly was characterized above all by his super hero costume with sequins. © screenshot

DISAPPEARANCE – His real name is Clarence Reid, the pioneer of American rap is off January 17 in Florida. The singer with sulphurous words and sequined superhero costume died Sunday as a result of liver cancer.

Snoop Dog, Ice-T, Flea … to announcement of his death, they all saluted their fallen comrade. Clarence Reid, American rapper better known by his stage name Blowfly (literally “blow fly”), behind which he chanted floods and sulphurous words, died, announced Sunday agent in a Palliative care hospital in Florida .

“The known genius in both his birth name and as Blowfly, the Master Class, died peacefully today,” wrote his agent and drummer Tom Bowker on the page Facebook the artist.

The death of the rapper, aged 76, was confirmed by his spokesman, reported Rolling Stone magazine. Tuesday, Mr Bowker announced that Clarence Reid was hospitalized in palliative care due to liver cancer and end-stage multiple failures of its organs.

Reid officiated as a writer for the Miami label TK Records, where he wrote soul and funk songs in the 1960s and 1970s for renowned artists, before creating his own character, Blowfly, a superhero in sequined costume, tells Rolling Stone. After the hip-hop by being a specialty of vulgar words, Blowfly is considered “one of the first rappers” according to the magazine.

A posthumous album will be released in February

Blowfly released his first album in 1971, The Weird World of Blowfly Wild . Follow particular Blowfly’s Party (1980) Fahrenheit 69 and Blowfly’s Punk Rock Party (2006).

The rapper had priori no plans to stop there. “Blowfly offered us one last album, 77 Rusty Trombones + , which will be released in February,” said his agent.

Personalities music Sunday paid him homage. “RIP and respect for the ORIGINAL. ‘Blowfly’ “tweeted the Ice-T rapper.

Snoop Dog for his part welcomed the memory of his friend by posting a picture of him in superhero costume with sequins.

Flea, bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, also reacted on Twitter: “I had the great privilege of playing with Blowfly. So much joy. RIP Clarence Reid. ”

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