Definitely a cause to support, all you funk/soul/rap fans out there.
By Fred Mills
Legendary soulman Clarence Reid, along with his equally legendary (perhaps moreso) godfather-of-rap alter ego Blowfly, passed away last week (on Jan. 17), and his funeral is slated for next Saturday, Jan. 30. His family has established a YouCaring campaign to raise needed funds for that proper burial and headstone. Sister Virginia Lawrence notes on the YouCaring page, “Together with Tom Bowker, Clarence’s manager, we applied for a grant from a prominent music charity to cover Clarence’s funeral expenses. Our award fell far short of the amount needed to give Clarence a dignified burial and funeral. Unfortunately, due to the the size of our grant, we are forced to ask fans of Clarence Reid and Blowfly once more for help.”
As of this writing they have raised a little over $10,000 with a $14,000 goal. Needless to say, if you are a fan of the man (or the legend), now is the time to pitch in. The fund link is below, and meanwhile, you can also view a pretty sharp photo gallery HERE.