I am Clarence Reid, Aka Blowfly. I am the godfather of Hip Hop, The Original Dirty Rapper and the Inventor of the Miami Soul Sound. I starred in the movie "The Weird World of Blowfly" I need your help so I can save my house from the Miami-Dade Tax Collector. They have a sale in place that would sell my house for $8699.33 to two banks. That is roughly 1/10 of what my house is worth. If they sell it, I will be homeless on September 4th. I have asked for $11,000 as that will cover the 10% fee to indiegogo and part of the upcoming year's tax and the expenses incurred making and sending out the perks. If we exceed our goal , all additional funds will go into an escrow account and to hire a lawyer so this never happens again.
Please SHARE This Campaign to everyone you can. My fans are all over the world and from all walks of life. From every political party and every musical subculture. I have been making records for over 50 years. Both my records and the records I wrote and produced for artists like Betty Wright and Gwen McCrae have been sampled hundreds of times by artists like Beyonce, The Wu Tang Clan, The Jurrassic 5, The Game & Drake, Old Dirty Bastard, Neneh Cherry, Slim Thug, Ice Cube, Puff Daddy, Atmosphere, DJ Quik and many, many more.
I will be on tour August 7-18. You can donate in person as well. I love my fans and have dedicated my life to them. Thank you in advance for every penny. God Bless You,
Clarence Reid aka Blowfly
We've hit the home stretch. Blowfly still needs your help in getting the house into his name. Probate is an expensive process and Lawyers ain't cheap. We thank all 245 contributors for helping the Fly stay in his house. God Bless you. It would be amazing if another 50 contributors joined you. We will be conducting benefit shows after this campaign is over. Remember, even if it's just a few bucks, every penny helps SAVE THE FLY!
UPDATE 8/19 Clarence's Tax Bill Was Paid at 11 AM today. God Bless the 235 contributors who made that happen. Capital One is SOL on buying his house for 1/10 of what it's worth. Blowfly will not be homeless Sept 5th. He still needs to hire a probate lawyer to get his house in his name so he has the legal right to live there. Currently it is in his late mother's name. He also needs the coming year's property tax and hopefully enough to start a trust for him so that he is never in danger of losing his house again. We have added many more perks to tempt you into helping #SAVEBLOWFLY. Some of them are huge bargains. $500 for a song written by the songwriter of million selling hits "Clean Up Woman" "Rocking Chair" and "Upgrade U"? Not to mention the inventor of the Miami Sound and Rap Music? That's a STEAL! Let's see if we can double what we have and get to 25K.
One fan expressed concern that the campaign ends the day before the taxes are due. When you use paypal, the funds are directly deposited into your paypal account - and you are then free to deposit them into the linked checking account - minus the 10% fee for indiegogo and the 5.9% fee for paypal. I have deposited the money into the checking account. There is a 3-5 day business day wait, but if all goes well I should be able to cut a cashiers check next Tuesday and pay the tax bill in person.