We here at L.A. RECORD are saddened to learn of the passing of Rudy Ray Moore, better known as Dolemite, who released many seriously dirty albums over the years. We met him the summer before we started L.A. RECORD when he was selling “pimp sticks” in New Orleans. You can read an excellent interview he did with Nardwuar here. It will help you remember better times.
Were you the first guy to say “fuck” on a record, Rudy?
The very first on the face of the earth… Richard Pryor did it four years after I did. And a lot of people may want to credit Richard Pryor with being the outline for the comedians today, but I am the world’s first to come out with explicit language on record, and I don’t call it “dirty words” I call it ‘ghetto expressions in form” of art.
The rest here. Goodbye, Rudy Ray.