Blessed William Drayton on March 16, 1959, rapper and truth television star Taste Flav emerged in the past due ’80s because the humorous hypeman of Open public Enemy and reinvented himself within the 2000s because of VH1’s actuality series The Surreal Existence. Elevated in Freeport, Very long Isle, he was a self-taught prodigy within the piano but petty robbery and burglary costs meant his teenager years had been spent dodging the division of corrections. After shedding out of senior high school in his junior yr, music returned into Flav’s existence when he started hosting a university radio system with Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, the person who would quickly become Chuck D. With DJ Terminator X and squad innovator Professor Griff they might form Open public Enemy, an organization that in 1987 would modify rap permanently when its debut recording, Yo! Bum Hurry the Show, premiered within the Def Jam label. With “stunna tones” concealing his eye and over-sized clocks dangling off his throat, Flavor Flav performed court jester towards the stern and cool Chuck D. It had been a formula that could work for another 20-plus years, with Taste occasionally becoming the guts of interest with paths like “AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF Posse,” “911 Is definitely a tale,” “Can’t Perform Nuttin’ for Ya Guy,” and “Chilly Lampin’ with Taste.” Through the ’90s he spent a lot of his period from music, coping with split addiction and hanging out in the Betty Ford Center plus the Very long Island Middle for Recovery. Costs of domestic assault and driving having a suspended permit intended he was in and out of prison again of these times along with Open public Foe on hiatus, Flav produced his cash by scalping football tickets across the Bronx. In 2003, on an indicator from Chuck D, he shifted back again to the Western Coast. Searched for by the makers of the display, Flavor became a member of the solid of the truth present The Surreal Existence in 2004, coping with famous brands Charo and Dave Coulier while dropping deeply in love with the Amazon of the home, Brigitte Nielsen. In 2005, the couple’s romance continuing on the spinoff series Unusual Love, however when the relationship finished in 2006, it spun off another Flavor-centered series, Taste of Like, which would last for three months. Now back at the top, the rapper released his debut single album, Taste Flav, in 2006 and experienced the jabs of Katt Williams, Patton Oswalt, Lisa Lampanelli, among others when The Humor Central Roast of Taste Flav shown in 2007. A yr later on he became a presented actor within the myNetworkTV sitcom Under One Roof.
Full Name Flavor Flav
Date Of Birth March 16, 1959
Height 1.7 m
Profession Rapper, Composer, Restaurateur, Voice Actor, Television producer, TV Personality
Education Adelphi University
Children Kayla Drayton, Karma Drayton, Shaniq Drayton, Quanah Drayton, Jasmine Drayton, Dazyna Drayton, William Drayton
Music Songs Unga Bunga Bunga, Flavor-Man, Get Up on the Dance Floor, I'm Only Out for One Thang, Bridge of Pain, Let It Show, One and Only Original Flavor Flav, I Can't Do Nothin' for You, Man!, Hotter Than Ice, Shake Your Booty, Fanm sa marew, Two Wrongs, Konfesyon, Old School Ball, Wonder Why, Around My Way, Pa ale, Flava's Traffic Report, Ghetto Child, I Believe in You
Albums How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Yo! Bum Rush the Show, Flavor Flav, Fear of a Black Planet, Nothing Is Quick in the Desert, Man Plans God Laughs, Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black, Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age, The Evil Empire of Everything, Revolverlution, Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits, Da Uplift, 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Public Enemy
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star
Movies Mo' Better Blues, New Jack City, Death of a Dynasty, Confessions of a Pit Fighter, Cain and Abel, Nite Tales: The Movie, Horrorween, Body High, The Labyrinth, Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular
TV Shows Best Week Ever, Dr Fubalous, Under One Roof, Flavor of Love, Strange Love, YooHoo & Friends, Nite Tales: The Series
In February 2005, he was credited by Brigitte Nielsen with saving her life, when he dialed 911 as she suffered a severe morning asthma attack.
Has seven children.
Has worn the famous Movado clock as a necklace.
Recorded a solo album in 1999 called "It's About Time" but it was never released.
Was known for his crowd-pleasing "Flavor Flav Dance" which consisted of jerky, twisty arm movements. He then created "The New Flavor Flav Dance" in which he would pretend he was being posessed by a spirit.
Flav is a classically trained pianist, and also plays the guitar and drums.
Arrested for carrying two pounds of marijuana. [December 1996]