Iconic/Revered Artist Fly Falls In The Fight With Cancer
Fly music has been tested by Wu-Tang Clan, Eazy-E and DMX, among others.
The beginning of 2016, has been marred by death, and today marks another step in a legend of the music.
Fly, a renowned singer, producer and rapper, passed away today (January 17), according to a post on his official Facebook page. Born Clarence Henry Reid, at 76 years of age, the artist was in the midst of a battle with terminal cancer of the liver. Her condition was announced days ago by the drummer, "Uncle" Tom Bowker.
Born in 1939, Pupa was regarded as the "original dirty rapper" and toured with many of Hip Hop acts over the years. Many of the artists of the culture have proven the innovative musician including Eazy-E, RJD2, Wu Tang Clan, Method Man & Redman, DJ Quik, DMX, Main Source, Jurassic 5, Big Daddy Kane and Brand Nubian. He was also known for how he dressed, often wearing a mask and cape while performing.
Over five decades, Fly released on 26 different albums, not including his next and now posthumous effort 77 Trombones, which is scheduled for February drop.
Clarence Reid, the genius is known both by name and as the Fly, the Teacher of the Class, passed peacefully today,...
Posted by Fly at Sunday, 17 January 2016
View of some of the music world's reaction to the Fly that is going on below:
— el-p (@therealelp) RIP Fly— el-p (@therealelp) January 17, 2016
Fly Rapp (1980) - https://t.co/wVsdsbTD5g
— Aesop Rock (@AesopRockWins) January 17, 2016please send positive and warm thoughts to my uncle bumblebee, I love them all — atmosphere (@atmosphere) on January 13, 2016
I just saw the Legend of the "Fly" has terminal cancer, and palliative care..Ur Dirty Raps put me through high School in the 80's. @BlowflyOfficial — DJ Premier (@REALDJPREMIER) on January 13, 2016
I have had the great privilege of playing with FLY. So much joy. R. I. P. Clarence Reid.
— Flea (@flea333), I had the great privilege of playing with FLY. So much joy. R. I. P. Clarence Reid