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Days after entering hospice care for terminal lung cancer and multiple organ failure, Clarence Reid, more popularly known as Blowfly has died according to his official Facebook page. He was 76. As Blowfly, Reid was the “original” dirty rapper, credited with possibly having the first rap song ever banned. He created lascivious and sexually charged records such as “Who Did I Eat Last Night?” and “Electronic Pussy Sucker”. Under his given name, he was a prolific singer-songwriter, having collaborated with the likes of Sam & Dave, KC & The Sunshine Band, Bobby Byrd and more. A gifted songwriter, Reid dabbled in soul, R&B, funk and more.

He recently revealed that the final Blowfly album, 77 Rusty Trombones is due next month. It would have been approximately his 30th Blowfly release.