This month on March 16, 1959, William Jonathan Drayton better known to the world as Flavor Flav was born in New York City. Flav is the hypeman of the iconic, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Hip-hop group, Public Enemy.
Ever since PE’s debut album ‘’Yo! Bumrush the Show’’, Flav was the hype jester to the ultra-serious, politically charged group which now included Chuck D, Terminato X, and a security force known as the SIWs. Songs such as ‘’Fight the Power’’, ‘’911 Is A Joke’’ and ‘’I Can’t Do Anything For Ya Man’’ featured the comedic darts of Flav, which attracted a lot of attention as well as brought a balance to PE.
Drugs and domestic issues hindered Flav’s career for a while, however he made a return to the limelight as a reality show pioneer, with shows like Surreal Life and The Flavor Flav of Love breaking grounds in reality TV. Str8upbangin.com wishes poppa Flavor Flav a happy birthday!
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