Friday, June 15, 2007
I got your whole weekend planned
Tonight you can go and see Clarence Reid do his first show in 35 years.
The reason for Clarence's absence from the performance circuit is he's been busy performing as his more successful x-rated alter ego Blowfly
Blowfly's been making dirty rap records since the early 70's - before there were rap records at all. When Luke was in short pants and Too Short was tiny.
Clarence Reid found that he couldn't make as good a living singing sweet soul as he could making dirty raps so he threw on the mask like some superfly-era MF Doom and got busy.
But thanks to crate diggers, vinyl revivalists, and cats like Wax Poetics Clarence Reid's old forgotten records have been enjoying a resurgence of late.
Here's how he described the gig on his myspace page:
"It's my first clean gig in 35 years! And it's your fault! All these samples, reissues,
so-called "edits" and compilations have brought the maestro of Miami soul out of retirement!"
Then on Sunday you can go and see Blowfly himself, in all his sparkling bawdiness, at Club Europa in Greenpoint.
With Blueprint & the newest Def Jukie Despot
Blowfly: Rapp Dirty