Flavor Flav life and biography

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Flavor Flav biography

Date of birth : 1959-03-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Freeport, Long Island, New York
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-24
Credited as : Rapper, tv personality,

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Flavor Flav is an American rapper and television personality who rose to prominence as a member of the rap group Public Enemy. He is also known for popularizing the role of the hype man and for yelling "Yeah boy!" and "Flavor Flav!" during performances.

After falling out of the public eye for a number of years, he reappeared as the star of several VH1 reality series, including The Surreal Life, Strange Love, and Flavor of Love.

Drayton grew up in Freeport, Long Island, New York. His father owned a greasy spoon called the Soul Diner. Flav began playing the piano at age five; he claims to be self-taught. A musical prodigy, he sang in the youth choir at his church and mastered the piano, drums, and guitar at an early age. He eventually became proficient in 15 instruments. His childhood included legal trouble: he set a house on fire as a small child while playing with a lighter and, by the time he dropped out of school in the 11th grade, he had been in and out of jail for robbery and burglary.

He attended Adelphi University in Long Island where he met Carlton Ridenhour, who would become known as Chuck D. Flavor Flav took his stage name after his graffiti tag. They first collaborated on Chuck D's hip-hop college radio show, then began rapping together. The two worked for Chuck D's father's delivery service.


Revolverlution (2002)
There's A Poison Goin On (worldwide re-release) (2004)
Son of a Bush (EP) (released before the 2004 Presidential Election); contained the songs "Son of a Gun", "Get Your Dump Together" and the song featuring Fine Arts Militia (featuring Chuck D) entitled "Twisted Sense of God"
New Whirl Odor (2005)
Rebirth of a Nation (featuring Paris, Guerrilla Funk Recordings) (2006)
How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul? (2007)

Solo albums:
Flavor Flav (2006)

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