Released his final album 77 Rusty Trombones
Starred in "The Weird World of Blowfly," a documentary about his life
Released his debut album under the moniker Blowfly, The Weird World of Blowfly
Recorded "Blowfly's Rapp," which is widely considered the first rap song
Reid's 1964 song, "Blowfly's Rapp," is widely considered to be the first rap song ever recorded.
After being being pressured with foreclosure on his house in 2014, Reid took to a crowdfunding website to ask for fan donations.