Pour out a lil’ something for Nick Ashford, one half of the prolific Motown songwriting duo and pop group Ashford & Simpson.

For those who know Ashford & Simpson mostly for their ’80s hit “Solid As A Rock,” Jay Smooth dug up 12 other classic songs that they wrote over the course of their nearly 50-year music career.

I’ll also fondly remember Ashford for his role as the shady preacher in “New Jack City” and quite possibly the inspiration for this sketch:

Or maybe that’s supposed to be Rene & Angela? I dunno.

Anyway, here’s his obit in the NYT.

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