Friday 30 September 2016

Singer-songwriter Leon Haywood dies aged 74

Published 07/04/2016 | 02:31

Work can leave you like a broken record saying the same thing over and over again.
Work can leave you like a broken record saying the same thing over and over again.

Leon Haywood, the R&B singer-songwriter and producer whose 1975 single I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You was famously sampled by Dr Dre and others, has died at the age of 74.

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Haywood's godson Darnell "OG Cuicide" Price said he died in his sleep in Los Angeles.

His I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You served as the groovy hook on the Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg duet Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang.

The song was also featured in 50 Cent's Corner Bodega and Aaliyah's I Gotcha Back.

Haywood's other hits included It's Got to Be Mellow and Don't Push It Don't Force It.

He began his career as a blues musician before achieving success in the 60s, 70s and 80s in the soul, R&B and funk genres.

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