Sunday, December 11, 2005

R.I.P. Richard Pryor

Rest In Peace
Richard Pryor

Name: Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III
Hailing From: Peoria, Illinois
Born: December 1 1940
Died: December 10 2005
Cause Of Death: Died from a heart attack in Encino, L.A.

Way too many to mention, although here is a link to his site with his entire biography including his filmography.

Although Richard Pryor obviously was not involved in hip hop, I grew up watching Richard Pryor movies and judging by the amount of references to Pryor by so many rappers from Dre Dog to K Rino and the countless tracks over the years to use Pryor samples in their hooks It's obvious that alot of rappers were also huge fans of him, so I decided to give him the respect he deserves.

Here is just one of hundreds of tracks to use a Pryor sample for the hook.

King Tee - Super Nigga

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