OLD SCHOOL SUNDAYS: Miami’s Blowfly (aka Clarence Reid) – The World’s Baddest Nigga

blowfly


If you don’t know who Blowfly is, then you must’ve been hiding under a rock since birth. Blowfly (aka Clarence Reid) is one of the true originators of this Miami shit. He actually wrote and produce “Clean Up Woman” by Betty Wright, which is one of my favorite songs and breaks of all time. He’s responsible for alot of the old school Miami soul of yesteryear and is semi-responsible for some of hip-hop’s dopest beats via the art of sampling. Here’s what Blowfly describes himself as on his Myspace:

I am Blowfly (AKA Clarence Reid), the world’s baddest nigga.
I am the original nasty rapper, porno freak and inventor of the Miami Sound. My song “Rapp Dirty” was the first rap song ever. All your favorite hip-hop stars pay my bills when they sample my shit including DMX, Method Man & Redman, Ice Cube, Scarface, Slim Thug, Jurassic Five, Wu Tang Clan, Old Dirty Bastard, Da Brat, Beyonce and P Diddy.

I wrote and produced hits for Betty Wright (Clean Up Woman, GirlsCan’t Do What the Boys can do – now sampled in Beyonce’s “Upgrade U” ), KC & The Sunshine Band and Gwen McRae
Now it’s my turn. My new album (in stores NOW and available for download everywhere) ” Live At THe Platypussery” is the first live record I’ve put out in my 45 year career. We recorded it live in Melbourne, Australia in 2007. !

www.blowflymusic.com
www.myspace.com/blowfly

Categories
Artist SpotlightMiami History
MIAMI RESOURCES

Miami Zip Codes
Broward Zip Codes
Things To Do In Miami
Winter Music Conference 2016
Art Basel Miami 2016
New Years Eve Miami 2016
Miami Radio Stations
Miami Clubs
Miami Restaurants
Miami Art Galleries
Miami Sneaker Stores