Richard Pryor dead at 65
One of the funniest human beings of all time, Richard Pryor, died of a heart attack today at the age of 65. I remember having some of his tapes as a kid (including the one pictured above), and being shocked at the frankness with which he addressed issues of race and drugs. He was absolutely hilarious, and one of the most influential comics of all time.
I saw Spank Rock when he opened for M.I.A. in Austin, and while the live show was a little rough in spots, the guy has charisma. Coincidentally, I was reading over Spank Rock's press materials, which describe him as sounding something like "...if Richard Pryor was twenty and decided to be a rapper", as I heard of Pryor's death on TV.
Spank Rock Put That Pu**y on Me mp3
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