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Saturday, October 25, 2008

RUDY RAY MOORE "DOLEMITE" - Flatland (1975)

R.I.P. Rudy Ray Moore (Mar. 17, 1927 - Oct. 19, 2008)
Rudy Ray Moore, whose standup comedy, records and movies related earthy rhyming tales of a vivid gaggle of characters as they lurched from sexual escapade to sexual escapade in a boisterous tradition, born in Africa, that helped shape today’s hip-hop, died Sunday in Akron, Ohio. He was 81. The cause was complications of diabetes, his Web site said.

Mr. Moore called himself the Godfather of Rap because of the number of hip-hop artists who used snippets of his recordings in theirs, performed with him or imitated him. These included Dr. Dre, Big Daddy Kane and 2 Live Crew. Snoop Dogg thanked Mr. Moore in liner notes to the 2006 release of the soundtrack to Mr. Moore’s 1975 film, "Dolemite", saying, “Without Rudy Ray Moore, there would be no Snoop Dogg, and that’s for real.”
Most critics refrained from overpraising “Dolemite,” with the possible exception of John Leland, who wrote in The New York Times in 2002 that it “remains the ‘Citizen Kane’ of kung fu pimping movies.” The film, made for $100,000, nonetheless became a cult classic among aficionados of so-called blaxploitation movies — films that so exaggerate black stereotypes that they might plausibly be said to transcend those stereotypes.

DOLEMITE! One of unsung foul-mouthed funky poets of our time! This track is from the soundtrack to Moore's best-known film, and everything about it is dripping with sleaze and groove.

Song : "Flatland" by Rudy Ray Moore (with Ben Taylor)
From the LP "DOLOMITE : The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" 1975

Get it here : Flatland
Also get a classic Rudy rant :
Dolomite rant

1 comment:

Dana said...