Along with his unique vocal style, Blackmon's other personal touches included sporting an elaborate hi-top fade haircut and a codpiece over his pants. His signature "ow!" was used as the intro for some of the band's songs and was sampled in Black Box's 1990 dance hit, "Everybody Everybody".
The snare drum sound that Blackmon created for "Word Up!" and "Candy" was duplicated on releases by a wide range of artists.The group Cameo appeared at Adventureland Palace sponsored by Black Pride, Inc., on April 26, 1978.
One of his sons is heavily involved in the New York political scene, while another son is currently involved in the hip hop music industry.