Some Tuesday Blaxploitation fun –
Time to celebrate some of the wildest “blaxploitation” stars of the 70’s!
“I’m gonna let ’em know that Dolemite is back on the scene! I’m gonna let ’em know that Dolemite is my name, and fuckin’ up motherfuckers is my game!”
And with that, I introduce you to one of Blaxploitation’s most famous characters:
“Man, move over and let me pass ‘fore they have be to pullin’ these Hush Puppies out your motherfuckin’ ass!”
Rudy Ray Moore created Dolemite in a 1975 blaxploitation film, and also co-wrote the film and its soundtrack.
Moore, who started his career as a stand-up comedian in the late 1960s, heard around that time a rhymed toast by a local homeless man about an urban hero named Dolemite, and decided to adopt the persona of Dolemite as an alter-ego in his act.
“That rat-soup-eatin’, insecure honky motherfucker!”
Dolemite is a pimp who was set…
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