TUESDAYS WITH HIP HOP, PART 4 – Dirty Raps and Blowfly

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You’ve heard dirty hip hop before – 2 Live Crew, Ice-T, Too Short, Three 6 Mafia, but do you know about Blowfly from Miami? This guy used to write number one hits for R&B and soul singers back in the 60s and 70s, but also released some X-rated tracks with titles like “That’s What Your Pussy’s Made For,” “Too Fat To Fuck,” and the nine-minute “Beggin’ For Pussy Medley.” The groove on “More Than One Pussy” really stands out.

Blowfly – More Than One Pussy

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Lookin like a pro wrestler, he performs in a superhero suit, blue mask, and cape to this day, and the website for the documentary “The Weird World of Blowfly” claims he wrote the first rap song ever, back in 1965. If so, that far predates Gil Scott Heron’s 1974 “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” and Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight.”

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I just discovered Blowfly and his 1984 LP “X-rated” in a folder of 80s hip-hop a homie recently passed me. Funny tunes with a really 80s vibe. Something like an X-rated Weird Al meets the Egyptian Lover and Dam Funk. He even raps over other popular beats from the time, like Lional Richie’s “Hello” and Cybotron’s “Clear” on “Electronic Pussy Sucker.”

Blowfly – Electronic Pussy Sucker

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Love the intro, “You know I saw this fine bitch the other day, in a store that sells computers and video games…”

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Without Blowfly, we may not have other classic dirty rap like 2 Live Crew, also from Miami, who were arrested for performing songs from their 1989 album “As Nasty As They Wanna Be” after a federal court judge ruled the album obscene. Music shop employees were even arrested for selling the CD until the obscenity ruling was overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in 1992. Funny how the courts in Florida worked then, but not during the 2000 election recount with Bush vs. Gore.

2 Live Crew – Pop That Pussy

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New rappers like Tyga, YG, and 2 Chainz just sound vulgar when they rap about the P because they lack the weirdness and creativity that made Blowfly and 2 Live Crew so appealing. That’s why I’d rather listen to Lil B than the aforementioned rappers, because he’s a weird character who doesn’t seem so serious, e.g. “I popped three pills I look like Harry Potter…I’m finna eat that pussy.”  Really wanna know if The Based God knows about Blowfly, the OG nasty rapper.

Lil B – Red Light Fashion

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