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RIP: Dolemite

October 21, 2008

yep.
Rudy Ray Moore is no more.
Damn shame, too.
My favorite Rudy Ray Moore moment wasn’t Dolemite (although for a year or so, the sample of him saying “I just wanna let ’em know that Dolemite’s the name and fuckin’ up muthahfucka’s is my game!” </a> used to make it’s way to nearly every cd mix I made), but a VHS release entitled Avenging Disco Godfather (later rechristened with its proper name – Disco Godfather–  on DVD). This movie had it all; really bad disco, really bad disco fashions, really bad disco music, really, really bad acting by everyone involved, many hallucination scenes (it was essentially Dolemite as a DJ/Gangster against angel dust dealers that messed up his nephew, kid, godson, whatever) and lots of hammy performances by Rudy.

Essential viewing.

But hell…
Go over to WFMU’s Beware of the Blog and see all the lovely tribute items they have for him, including TWO COMPLETE COMEDY ALBUMS by him!

PUTS SOME WEIGHT ON IT!!! PUTS SOME WEIGHT ON IT!!! PUTS SOME WEIGHT ON IT!!!

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