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tom bowker
1,316 Facebook Friends
Miami, Florida
United States
2 Team Members

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.


Blowfly hit the goal but is not out of the woods. The house is in his late mother's
name and until he goes to probate and gets it in his name - he has no 
legal right to the home he bought in 1990. Furthermore he needs
an escrow account that can pay his bills so this situation
never happens again. SAVE THE FLY!

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.

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raised by 294 people in 28 days
132% funded
No time left
$11,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on September 3, 2014
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  • $10USD
    shout out on social media

    you will be thanked with a personalized shout out on social media.

    67 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $15USD
    Button & Trading Card

    Be the envy of collector scum everywhere and get both Black in the Sack Artist Lou Rusconi-designed "superheroes are real" button, and Blowfly Weird Wobbler Trading Card for one low price!

    7 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $25USD
    voicemail message from Blowfly

    You will get a personailized voicemail message from blowfly and/or a phone call from the fly thanking you for saving his behind from the streets. Contributor must provide phone number and voicemail script, if desired.

    28 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $50USD
    BF Black in the Sack Lp

    If you go black, you ain't going back! Autographed copy of Blowfly's latest Lp, Black in the Sack.

    13 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $75USD
    Lou Rusconi Poster

    Autographed Blowfly poster by Black in the Sack Lp cover artist Lou Rusconi! Signed by both artist and the fly.

    8 out of 10 claimed
  • $85USD
    T Shirt & LP Combo

    Get both the shirt and Lp and save $5!

    9 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $100USD
    Autographed Blowfly Mask

    A Blowfly Mask, autographed by the Fly and, made by our own Maskmaker Pete! Wear a piece of history

    23 out of 25 claimed
  • $120USD
    Bobblehead Package

    The last 6 Blowfly Weird Wobblers! Only 500 made! Out of Print! These amazing, hand painted bobbleheads have delighted the lucky 494 fans who bought them from us on the road. Join Snoop Dogg and Bun B as the lucky owners of this amazing Blowfly likeness made by Cult Collectibles. Blowfly Weird Wobbler comes with a trading card and a T shirt or Lp. Price includes postage in the usa. foreign buyers contact for postage rates.

    4 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $135USD
    Mask and Shirt combo

    Get both the mask and the shirt and save $5!

    8 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $200USD
    My dinner with Blowfly

    BREAK BREAD with BLOWFLY. You and a guest can enjoy the company of the world's strangest eater. This offer is valid in any Blowfly Tour stop or Miami, Fl in any restaurant that serves chicken strips Pizza, Pancakes or ham fried rice. Must provide a jar of honey. Offer Only covers the pleasures of Blowfly's company.Buyer is obligated to pay the check.

    0 out of 15 claimed
  • $215USD
    Video Collectors Box w shirt

    Are you a video freak? The Blowfly Archive is filled with live gigs on video that our fans and friends have shot. The box set will include a variety of live blowfly gigs on dvd and a T shirt. Plus other goodies to be thrown in for exclusive collector's like the ones this package is meant for.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $500USD
    Your own Blowfly Song!

    Ever wondered what it would be like to have a Blowfly song about you or your loved ones? Or maybe your smelly Boss? Perhaps your Exgirlfriend or boyfriend? Well for $500, that pleasure will be yours! recorded and mailed to you on an autographed CD

    4 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $600USD
    Hip Hop Verse & hook

    You get a verse, hook or both from the OG himself Blowfly. Instant Credibility and a funky good time. This is $100 less than what we normally charge, so you are getting a great deal.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $3,500USD
    East Coast Blowfly Show

    Want Blowfly to play your living room or club or festival? We will fly anywhere east of the Mississippi River in the US and play where you want us to. You must provide instrumental backline, hotel for 4 people and a PA system.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $4,000USD
    Blowfly West Coast show

    Want Blowfly to play your living room or club? We will fly anywhere west of the missisippi riverand play where you want us to. You must provide instrumental backline , hotel for 4 people and a PA system.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $7,500USD
    Blowfly European Show

    Want Blowfly to play your living room, club or festival in the old country? We will fly anywhere in Europe and play where you want us to. You must provide instrumental backline, hotel, ground transportation and a PA system.

    0 out of 3 claimed
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