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Ecstasy of Whodini passes

Hip-hop/rap artist John "Ecstasy" Fletcher of Whodini has passed away. The group had many hits including: "Friends", "The Freaks Come Out At Night", "Funky Beat", "One Love" and "Five Minutes of Funk". As a solo rapper he guested on Midnight Star's Top 5 r&b hit "Don't Rock The Boat".

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Reply #1 posted 12/23/20 3:23pm

Abdul

RIP Ecstasy rose

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Reply #2 posted 12/23/20 3:29pm

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #3 posted 12/23/20 5:13pm

CoolMF

The words we speak are so explicit

We rock it from the Atlantic to the Pacific

We're the men with the international beepers

But call us at night because our rates our cheaper

*Rest In Power

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Reply #4 posted 12/23/20 5:50pm

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Damn, both Ecstasy and Leslie West. Another sad day for music. cry cry

Whodini was my second favorite Rap group from the 80's...

Thanks for the memories.


rose rose

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #5 posted 12/23/20 6:51pm

Dalia11

Sad news.

Condolences to his family, friends and fans.
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Reply #6 posted 12/23/20 7:03pm

JoeBala

One of my groups from the 80s. So many good raps hits. RIP sir.
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Reply #7 posted 12/23/20 7:54pm

hardwork

Even here in this photograph, surrounded by future royalty, he is, and by far I might add, they coolest motherfucker out of everybody.

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Reply #8 posted 12/23/20 9:41pm

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Fuck 2020

R.I.P.
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Reply #9 posted 12/24/20 7:26am

CoolMF

@MickeyDolenz- who's the dude standing behind Jalil and Run in the racoon hat? Looks too tall to be Grandmaster D.

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Reply #10 posted 12/24/20 8:58am

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CoolMF said:

@MickeyDolenz- who's the dude standing behind Jalil and Run in the racoon hat? Looks too tall to be Grandmaster D.

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #11 posted 12/24/20 5:36pm

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My favorite hip-hop group from the 80s.
"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #12 posted 12/24/20 10:47pm

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kitbradley said:

My favorite hip-hop group from the 80s.

Mine too. This year just won't quit. neutral

R.I.P.

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Reply #13 posted 12/25/20 4:46pm

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #14 posted 12/26/20 10:40am

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #15 posted 12/26/20 11:42am

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[Edited 12/26/20 11:44am]

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #16 posted 12/26/20 3:21pm

SexyMuthaF

How ya like me now so underrated wild west is great song and the battle with ll was epic running over his hat RIP
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Reply #17 posted 12/26/20 4:10pm

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SexyMuthaF said:

How ya like me now so underrated wild west is great song and the battle with ll was epic running over his hat RIP

That's Kool Moe Dee, not Whodini. Kool Moe Dee is still alive

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #18 posted 12/27/20 9:08am

SexyMuthaF

Yeah my bad sorry always get those two mixed up
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Reply #19 posted 12/28/20 4:01pm

namepeace

He was a legendary MC who helped build the bridge to the mainstream for hip hop.

One Love.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #20 posted 01/01/21 7:31pm

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Still a shocker. 2 days before Christmas. sad Whodini was definitely my favorite in hip hop in the

early 80's. They were a staple on R&B and college campuses in the 80's. I saw them on the Fresh Fresh tours. Ecstasy was always cool with the Zorro hat. Their Escape album was the business in 1984. They made it where your parents could listen and sing along too. They were among the first if not the first to sing their own hooks soulfully. RIP John Fletcher.

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This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #21 posted 01/02/21 10:16am

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He was a really cool & real dude. Once upon a time in 2014, when I was performing with Original P (a P-Funk band led by original member Shady Grady Thomas), we co-headlined a show here in ATL with Ecstacy + Jalil (Whodini), MC Hammer + members of The Sugarhill Gang. I met Ecstacy that day...very nice & cool to talk to. Much condolences to his family, friends & fans. Definitely a Pioneer of Hip-Hop/Rap.
Exiles of the Nation
"The Dark Soul of Funk/Rock", the NEW 17th LP. Available everywhere now.
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Reply #22 posted 01/02/21 11:41am

hardwork

rebelenterprise said:

He was a really cool & real dude. Once upon a time in 2014, when I was performing with Original P (a P-Funk band led by original member Shady Grady Thomas), we co-headlined a show here in ATL with Ecstacy + Jalil (Whodini), MC Hammer + members of The Sugarhill Gang. I met Ecstacy that day...very nice & cool to talk to. Much condolences to his family, friends & fans. Definitely a Pioneer of Hip-Hop/Rap.

I know thiis is off-topic, but just out of curiosity, what was the Sugarhill Gang's set like that day? Did they have "The Down Beat" in the set? Wonder Mike? Korey-O? Master Gee? Big Bank Hank passed in 2014 late in the year I think, was he in the house? Just curious...thanks!

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Reply #23 posted 01/02/21 6:19pm

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hardwork said:



rebelenterprise said:


He was a really cool & real dude. Once upon a time in 2014, when I was performing with Original P (a P-Funk band led by original member Shady Grady Thomas), we co-headlined a show here in ATL with Ecstacy + Jalil (Whodini), MC Hammer + members of The Sugarhill Gang. I met Ecstacy that day...very nice & cool to talk to. Much condolences to his family, friends & fans. Definitely a Pioneer of Hip-Hop/Rap.

I know thiis is off-topic, but just out of curiosity, what was the Sugarhill Gang's set like that day? Did they have "The Down Beat" in the set? Wonder Mike? Korey-O? Master Gee? Big Bank Hank passed in 2014 late in the year I think, was he in the house? Just curious...thanks!



I didn't really get a chance to meet them as much, and their set wasn't really long as I can recall. It was @ a venue called Wolf Creek Amphitheater here in ATL. I do remember seeing the TVOne Unsung about the group though, and it seems as though there were two versions of the group performing around that time. So, I'm not sure which one it was. Hammer was great, though. He's always going to come with a Dance Mob, still so much energy. He's always going to throw down. Really cool dude when I got to talk to him for a few minutes as well.
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Reply #24 posted 01/02/21 8:32pm

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rebelenterprise said:

hardwork said:

I know thiis is off-topic, but just out of curiosity, what was the Sugarhill Gang's set like that day? Did they have "The Down Beat" in the set? Wonder Mike? Korey-O? Master Gee? Big Bank Hank passed in 2014 late in the year I think, was he in the house? Just curious...thanks!

I didn't really get a chance to meet them as much, and their set wasn't really long as I can recall. It was @ a venue called Wolf Creek Amphitheater here in ATL. I do remember seeing the TVOne Unsung about the group though, and it seems as though there were two versions of the group performing around that time. So, I'm not sure which one it was. Hammer was great, though. He's always going to come with a Dance Mob, still so much energy. He's always going to throw down. Really cool dude when I got to talk to him for a few minutes as well. [Edited 1/2/21 18:20pm]

Thanks!

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Reply #25 posted 01/31/21 7:46pm

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Foundation Lesson #44: The Music Of Whodini (2020)


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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #26 posted 01/31/21 9:33pm

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May he Rest In Peace, I only know two songs but they’re good
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