Rudy played many over-the-top roles from his original role as Dolemite, the “Human Tornado” rhyming pimp with an all girl kung-fu army, to Petey Wheatstraw, the Devil’s Son-in-Law. His movies were low-budget but truly amazing to behold and take in. There is no way I can express how much my friends and I enjoy his movies—it doesn’t border on obsessive, it drives over the railing at top speed. So Rudy, from both all of us at Driver ID and your old fans in the DIYMF Crew, rest in peace.
In tribute, here is Rudy’s original Dolemite sketch, from his album, Eat Out More Often. It’s definitely not safe for work, but fuck it!