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Thread: R.I.P. Dolemite

  1. R.I.P. Dolemite

    Quote Originally Posted by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    AKRON, Ohio -- Rudy Ray Moore, a raunchy 1970s comedian who played the title role of a flashy pimp in the movie [i]Dolemite/i] and influenced a generation of rappers, has died. He was 81.

    Moore died Sunday evening at an Akron nursing home from complications of diabetes, said his brother, Gerald Moore.

    Services will be held in Akron and Spokane, Wash., where his mother and other family members live, he said.

    Moore was part of the heyday of black "party records." His stage personality featured blunt sex routines but, unlike contemporaries Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor, he never crossed over to mainstream white audiences.

    The Washington Post said in a 1992 profile that Moore was "an astounding renderer of 'toasts,' - elaborately boastful, profane and scatological tales of life in the old-style urban subculture of pimps, prostitutes, gamblers and badmen. His husky, down-home voice is ideal for it."

    Moore said he developed the style, later a feature of rap music, by listening to men sitting outside joints "drinking beer and lying and talking (expletive)."

    Moore played the fast-talking pimp and title character in the 1975 film Dolemite. In later years Moore collaborated with 2 Live Crew, Big Daddy Kane and Snoop Dogg.

    Moore's other acting credits during the "Blaxploitation" era of black action films included [i]The Human Tornado/i] in 1976 and Disco Godfather in 1979.

    Last edited by Brisco Bold; 20 Oct 2008 at 08:05 PM. Reason: AP, like CP, is extremely sloppy at times

  2. I like my women like I like my coffee. Covered in bees!

  3. Pimpin' ain't easy, and this man was the king.


  4. Looks like me and Berringer will take over the Ft13th thread.

  5. Was he in Soul Men too?
    "Question the world man... I know the meaning of everything right now... it's like I can touch god." - bbobb the ggreatt

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    I'm sure whatever Yeller wrote is fascinating!

  7. Damn, now who will keep the corrupt cracka police in line?

  8. Nooooooooooooooooooooooo

  9. For a moment, I thought TNL Dolemite died when I saw the thread title. Thankfully, that wasn't the case, although it's sad that real Dolemite is dead.
    R.I.P. Paragon Studios

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