"...When Clarence Reid, the progenitor of the Miami soul sound who doubled as masked porno parodist and dirty rapper Blowfly, died on January 17 of liver cancer at age 76, he had a swan song ready to hatch. The New York Times’ obituary outlined Reid’s bizarre career: multiple self-penned Top 40 R&B hits, including his own “Nobody but You Babe”; achieving proto-hip-hop with “Rapp Dirty”; providing sample fodder for superstars on the order of Beyonce and Easy E; and influencing the creation of KC & the Sunshine Band...."
"...All things considered, the distinction between the three portions of SXSW has never been more blurred. SXSW Film is responsible for The Runaways, LEMMY, The Weird World of Blowfly, and Kashmere Stage Band's Thunder Soul..."
"...• After the official screening of The Weird World of Blowfly on Saturday, March 13, at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (9:30pm), Clarence Reid's estranged, blaxploitation alter ego breaks a cold sweat at Beerland, alongside locals Foot Patrol and Beloved Binge...."
"...The Weird World of BlowflyDocumentary Feature, 24 Beats Per Second D: Jonathan Furmanski..."
"...The Weird World of Blowfly Director: Jonathan Furmanski The Weird World of Blowfly tells the provocative and revealing story of musician Clarence Reid and his alter ego Blowfly, the original dirty rapper. The film follows Blowfly as he tours the world, explores his 50-year career, and celebrates his influential and incendiary work as a music legend..."
"...Blowfly If you missed the documentary The Weird World of Blowfly at SXSW three years ago, suffice to say this alter ego of songwriter and music producer Clarence Reid is to Weird Al Yankovic as Redd Foxx is to Rodney Dangerfield: just as funny but triple the 'X'es. The song parodies of the "original dirty rapper" range from "Too Fat to Fuck" to "Shittin' on the Dock of the Bay." Friday, Aug..."
"...Raw Paw's "Ditch the Fest" lineups have yet to be released, but Saustex Records' jefe Jeff Smith has outed his Austin Corn Lovers Fiesta proceedings. That "other ACL" brings Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, fuzz guitar godfather Davie Allan, and foul-mouthed soul singer Blowfly to local clubs in early October...."