“”Mutha Fu*ka, Rudy Ray Moore,” 2020

“Mutha Fu*ka, Rudy Ray Moore,” 2020, print, 10 x 12 ft..

Rudolph Frank Moore, known as Rudy Ray Moore, was an American comedian, singer, actor, and film producer. 

He created the character Dolemite, the pimp from the 1975 film Dolemite and its sequels, The Human Tornado and The Return of Dolemite. The persona was developed during his early comedy records The recordings often featured Moore delivering profanity-filled rhyming poetry, which later earned Moore the nickname “the Godfather of Rap”.