Thursday, September 14, 2006

‘Original Rapper’ Goes Punk

BELLINGHAM, Wa. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The man considered by some the very first rapper is now hip-hopping over to punk rock.

His name is Blowfly and his 1962 recording, “Odd Balls,” is often called both the first rap record and one of the raunchiest recordings of all time.

However, 44 years later, Blowfly is now blowing into the punk rock arena with Punk Rock Party, an album of classic punk tunes – and all are far more offensive than the originals.

For instance, Blowfly turns The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated” into “I Wanna Be Fellated,” while the Dead Kennedys song “Holiday In Cambodia” is turned into “R. Kelly In Cambodia.”

Meanwhile, The Offspring song, “Keep ’Em Separated,” is dirtied down to “Keep Her Penetrated.”

The musical chasm between rap and punk isn’t that wide for Blowfly, who says his first musical inspiration came from listening to what he calls “cracker music.”

As he puts it, “Soul music is simply when you put everything into a song and that’s what punk rockers do.”

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