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MAKE IT STOP: See how far you can make it through Dee Dee Ramone’s rapping!

Dee Dee King
Poor Dee Dee. He went through so much in his life! An erratic childhood with an alcoholic father, heroin addiction, working with Johnny Ramone—the list goes on! But nothing, and I mean nothing excuses his foray into rapping. Below is his single, “Funky Man,” recorded in 1987 as “Dee Dee King.” Listen, if you dare.

One thing in his favor, Dee Dee was a legitimate hip-hop fan, and he was really dedicated to trying to contribute something new and meaningful to the genre. Unfortunately, this also meant that he started to wear track suits and gold chains. According to legend, Johnny Ramone refused to board a plane with him until he changed back into his Ramones “uniform.” He even quit The Ramones in 1989, citing a focus on his rap career as the impetus for the decision.

Dee Dee later expressed regret at his rap venture, acknowledging the project was a bust.

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Dee Dee Ramone Mr. Potato Head
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Dee Dee Ramone

In celebration of Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head turning 60 years old, here’s a Dee Dee Ramone version by Nacho Tamez.

Via Neatorama

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Dee Dee Ramone Contacts Fan From Rock & Roll Heaven
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Dee Dee Ramone
The Chelsea Hotel

A painting of Dee Dee Ramone and a two-page note were placed in a stairwell of the Chelsea Hotel by a fan named Tara. In her note, Tara writes that she fears she may have offended Dee Dee by calling her portrait of Dee Dee ‘crap’ and his spirit responded by turning off her cell phone.

The portrait is rather…um…impressionistic.

The Hotel Chelsea blog reports:

It seems that Tara’s dark pilgrimage was rewarded with a message from beyond. This is the first Dee Dee spirit story that has come our way, but we’re sure there will be many more to follow.


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