ACTOR / PRODUCER / COMPOSER / WRITER / RAPPER
Flavor Flav was born in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA as William Johnathon Drayton Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Three Kings (1999), End of Watch (2012) and xXx: State of the Union (2005).
Better known by his stage name Flavor Flav , is an American musician, rapper, actor, television personality, and comedian who rose to prominence as a member of the hip-hop group PUBLIC ENEMY He is also known for popularizing the role of the HYPE MAN and for yelling “Yeah, boyeee!” and “Flavor Flav!” during performances. After falling out of the public eye for a number of years, Flav reappeared as the star of several VH1 reality series, including THE SURREAL LIFE, STRANGE LOVE, and FLAVOR OF LOVE.
Flav came to prominence as a founding member of the rap group Public Enemy. In 1984, the group released “Public Enemy #1“, which brought them to the attention of Def Jam Records executive Rick Rubin. Rubin initially did not understand Flav’s role in the act and wanted to sign Chuck D as a solo act; however Chuck D insisted that Flav be signed with them and the two were signed to Def Jam in 1986
After a hiatus from the music scene, Flavor Flav was invited to participate on VH1 reality show The Surreal LifeFollowing the conclusion of The Surreal Life, VH1 gave Flav and Brigitte a show titled Strange Love, which detailed their globetrotting adventure in love.
Flavor of Love, which aired for three seasons, is a reality show where Flavor Flav looks for love. The show’s success led to spin-offs titled I Love New York and I Love Money. It was revealed in the third season reunion Flavor of Love show that Flav had met a woman, not from the show, after taping had concluded. He proposed to her on air during the special. The two had a son together.[
The Comedy Central Roasts of Flavor Flav aired on August 12, 2007. Guests appearing at the roast included: Snoop Dogg, Brigette Nielsen, Jimmy Kimmel, Katt Williams, IceT and more.
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