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Fab 5 Freddy

American visual artist, filmmaker, rapper

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 Fab 5 Freddy Biography

Born Fred Brathwaite to Jazz loving parents in the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn, Fab's introduction to pop culture came courtesy of a name check on the group Blondie's1980's hit Rapture. "FAB 5 FREDDY told me everybody's fly". That line was Fab's calling. He initially exploded on the scene in the early eighties as one of the first Graffiti artists to exhibit internationally along with close friends and contemporaries, Futura 2000, Keith Haring and Jean Michele Basquiat. Fab quickly used those opportunities and connections to explore all facets of creative expression. Linking up with budding filmmaker Charlie Ahearn, Fab came up with the idea that eventually became the cult classic and first film on hip-hop culture, Wild Style, which he also produced, starred in, and composed all the original music for.

Moving away from painting in the late eighties, Fab wanted to reach a broader audience so he decided to expand on his experiences from Wild Style and direct music videos. His first assignment was the song "My Philosophy" for hip-hop legend KRS-ONE. Fab would go on to direct over 75 music videos and commercials for artists like Queen Latifah, Nas, Snoop Doggy Dog and companies such as Pepsi. He also was a producer of the hit Hollywood film, New Jack City. Yet shortly after settling in behind the camera, MTV asked him to host a show called YO! MTV Raps, which immediately became the highest rated show on the network and blasted hip- hop culture into the living rooms of mainstream America and those of numerous countries around the world including most of Europe, Africa, Brazil, and Japan. Nearly ten years later Fab departed MTV to embark on business ventures including a brief stint as the head of independent label Pallas records where he signed and executive produced the Chicago rap group, Crucial Conflict.

Fab, now considered one of hip-hop's architects and pioneers, has lectured at schools and universities around the world, published numerous articles for various publications including The New York Times Magazine and written a book on hip-hop slang entitled Fresh Fly Flavor, words and phrases of the hip hop generation.

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Fresh Fly Flavor: Words and Phrases of the Hip Hop Generation

Fresh Fly Flavor: Words and Phrases of the Hip Hop Generation

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  • Fresh Fly Flavor

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Fab 5 Freddy

American visual artist, filmmaker, rapper

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Fab 5 Freddy Biography

Born Fred Brathwaite to Jazz loving parents in the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn, Fab's introduction to pop culture came courtesy of a name check on the group Blondie's1980's hit Rapture. "FAB 5 FREDDY told me everybody's fly". That line was Fab's calling. He initially exploded on the scene in the early eighties as one of the first Graffiti artists to exhibit internationally along with close friends and contemporaries, Futura 2000, Keith Haring and Jean Michele Basquiat. Fab quickly used those opportunities and connections to explore all facets of creative expression. Linking up with budding filmmaker Charlie Ahearn, Fab came up with the idea that eventually became the cult classic and first film on hip-hop culture, Wild Style, which he also produced, starred in, and composed all the original music for.

Moving away from painting in the late eighties, Fab wanted to reach a broader audience so he decided to expand on his experiences from Wild Style and direct music videos. His first assignment was the song "My Philosophy" for hip-hop legend KRS-ONE. Fab would go on to direct over 75 music videos and commercials for artists like Queen Latifah, Nas, Snoop Doggy Dog and companies such as Pepsi. He also was a producer of the hit Hollywood film, New Jack City. Yet shortly after settling in behind the camera, MTV asked him to host a show called YO! MTV Raps, which immediately became the highest rated show on the network and blasted hip- hop culture into the living rooms of mainstream America and those of numerous countries around the world including most of Europe, Africa, Brazil, and Japan. Nearly ten years later Fab departed MTV to embark on business ventures including a brief stint as the head of independent label Pallas records where he signed and executive produced the Chicago rap group, Crucial Conflict.

Fab, now considered one of hip-hop's architects and pioneers, has lectured at schools and universities around the world, published numerous articles for various publications including The New York Times Magazine and written a book on hip-hop slang entitled Fresh Fly Flavor, words and phrases of the hip hop generation.

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Fab 5 Freddy Speaking Topics

  • Fresh Fly Flavor

FAQs on booking Fab 5 Freddy

  • How to book Fab 5 Freddy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Fab 5 Freddy for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Fab 5 Freddy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Fab 5 Freddy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Fab 5 Freddy?

    Booking fees for Fab 5 Freddy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Fab 5 Freddy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Fab 5 Freddy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Fab 5 Freddy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Fab 5 Freddy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Fab 5 Freddy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Fab 5 Freddy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Fab 5 Freddy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Fresh Fly Flavor. The estimated speaking fee range to book Fab 5 Freddy for your event is available upon request. Fab 5 Freddy generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are James McBride, DJ Drama, Kevin Powell, Saul Williams and Pearl Cleage. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Fab 5 Freddy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Fab 5 Freddy Speaking Topics

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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