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Blowfly

Blowfly: Fahrenheit 69Fahrenheit 69 (2005)
Alternative Tentacles Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


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Do you like your rap offensive? Do you want a rapper who will make Ol' Dirty Bastard look like Jerry Fallwell? Do you like rappers who wear masks that belong in wrestling rings? If you answered yes to any of those questions, say hello to Blowfly, a rapper who's very possibly the most odd member of t.
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Do you like your rap offensive? Do you want a rapper who will make Ol' Dirty Bastard look like Jerry Fallwell? Do you like rappers who wear masks that belong in wrestling rings? If you answered yes to any of those questions, say hello to Blowfly, a rapper who's very possibly the most odd member of the Alternative Tentacles roster. And that's saying something.

Covering such topics as booty, touchdown end zone celebrations, Condoleezza Rice, and boogers, Blowfly and the band that back him tackle these issues with enough political incorrectness to make Al Bundy blush. Fahrenheit 69's main aim is to chronicle Blowfly's fictional run for the United States presidency. Through his stances on various issues, you're able to get the insight as to what truly makes Blowfly tick. With such collaborators as Slug of Atmosphere and Afroman, Blowfly offends at every possible juncture. Dropping n-bombs every chance he gets, the rapper parodies some popular songs, renaming them and adding his own special twist. "I Believe My Dick Can Fly" boasts the lines "I believe my dick can fly, shoot my cum way up in the sky / thinking about it just drives me wild, fucking the sisters of Destiny‚??s Child.''

Not exactly a wordsmith is Blowfly, but Slug's appearance on "The Great Debate" has some very entertaining views on sex: "Younger pussy, vs. older pussy, the question's been around since life began / On a pussy walk, which pussy hole will win? / Now younger pussy, is always nice and tight / But older pussy smells, make ya lose your appetite / Younger pussy, you can train like a bitch, older pussy, has a brain like a witch. "

Take his words as what you will, but most of the content, juvenile as it is, is downright hilarious. Blowfly flows over a soul-funk groove heavy on bass, and the full band accompaniment adds a lot that wouldn't have been there if he was simply backed by canned loops and samples. The music is really pretty tight, and even oddly compelling in a few spots, simple as the course maintained is. The underlying problem is no matter the slant that can be put on the record, it's no more than just a simple novelty act. The collaborations offer some variation, but there's still not much replay value here.

Old as he is, there's still some gas left in the tank for the man that wrote hits for KC & The Sunshine Band back in the 70's. If nothing else, Clarence Reid, as he's actually named, will make you laugh with his irreverent and offensive rhymes over a solid funk groove. But beware; unlike Wu-Tang, these raps are not for the children.

 


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Anonymous (September 24, 2005)

Your review butchers the great debate's lyrics: Younger pussy, vs. older pussy, the question‚??s been around since life began / On a pussy walk, which pussy hole will win? / Now younger pussy, is always nice and tight / But older pussy smells, make ya lose your appetite

It's "In a pussy war" not " on a pussy walk!
and "older, smelly pussy will make you lose ya appetite" noy " older pussy smells make ya lose your appetite"

sp, blowfly - the inventor of the rap game isn't a wordsmith. but a reviewer who can't get a quote right is - riiight.

Anonymous (September 24, 2005)

Your review butchers the great debate's lyrics:

Anonymous (September 14, 2005)

I still wanna see the rap battle between Nelly and Dead Prez.

lushj (September 13, 2005)

Turns out they were going to do the record but it didn't work out. They went as far as announcing the release of it (hence the product page on their site) but they never put it out.

So yeah, it's not a re-release. I understand why it'd appear that way though!

Great fucking funking record. The Gravy Train and the Booty Bus are my faves... He's playing shows with Dolomite in Florida- should be a couple of insane shows!

inagreendase (September 13, 2005)

Also...

http://www.pandisc.com/catquery.cfm?productID=PD-9035

stevejonestherealbones (September 13, 2005)

i do like booty and astpai

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

lushj (September 13, 2005)

I don't think that actually came out on Pandisc- I'll check later today and get back to you.

inagreendase (September 13, 2005)

This isn't a re-issue.

Pandisc originally released it in October 2004.

BrandonSideleau (September 13, 2005)

this is pretty good shit

lushj (September 13, 2005)

This isn't a re-issue.

When I first realized Jello was corresponding with Blowfly, I was SO envious. He's fucking o.g.! Every off-color rapper from NWA to Two Live Crew to Geto Boys owes him and Dolomite royalties. It's pretty awesome to put out his first record since 1988, especially since it's pretty political compared to everything similar except some of the Sugar Hill Records stuff and Luke Skywalker after he was busted for obscenity.

I love funk, I love old-school rap, and I think the cover parody of Bad Brains is fucking brilliant. Of course, Vice just rated it as the worst cover of their current issue, but they're fucking ahistorical cokeheads. The Gravy Train song is pretty crazy cause it has Blowfly throwing up his hands and having guy sex as well as rabbit and woman sex. Don't ask, just listen.

P.S.- This is one of my favorite records of the year, in spite of having to listen to it for work. "Cunt-a-leeza!"

1234go (September 13, 2005)

I really don't know why AT is trying to make Blowfly look punk. The dude stands on his own with out this weird posturing.

inagreendase (September 13, 2005)

You forgot to mention Gravy Train!!!!'s appearance. They're usually pretty vulgar, so their guest work here makes sense.

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