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Former Co-Host of BET's 106 & Park

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Free Biography

Free is the effervescent, savvy and fashionable television and radio personality, recording artist and former co-host of BET’s immensely popular, 106 & Park. This hip-hop diva’s casual interview style and experience allowed viewers to gain a unique perspective on their favorite performers and attracted the top names in hip-hop and R&B, helping 106 & Park score higher ratings than MTV’s TRL, its video countdown rival. Though primarily a music oriented show, 106 & Park also addressed more serious topics related to the African American community like Black history and HIV/AIDS awareness. In 2004, 106 & Park won an NAACP Image award for its “Denzel Washington” episode, which addressed World AIDS Day.

A philanthropist, Free also established the Free4Life Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering young people in disadvantaged neighborhoods through programs that encourage literacy, financial education and creative arts. The Free4Life Foundation has created opportunities that inspire, support, encourage and strengthen the healthy development of young people in Boston’s underserved communities. Initially focused on eradicating domestic violence and improving financial literacy, Free is currently in the process of expanding the depth and breadth of the foundation’s scope. Through the foundation, Free also launched the successful fundraising event, Break! Break!, a celebrity billiards tournament that has hosted Alicia Keys, Magic Johnson, Nas, Denzel Washington, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Paul Pierce and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for underprivileged youth.

A multi-talented entertainer and household name in hip-hop loving homes, Free’s journey in the arts began in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, also home to legendary boy band New Edition. “I was introduced to music at very young age, the Whispers, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Natalie Cole, I got a lot of soul in me from those artists.” She was also heavily influenced by rappers like that Biggie, Pac, Jay-Z, Nas and Rakim, all of whom remain her favorite emcees. Free trained as a dancer for 13 years, then formed a singing group with her childhood friends. She named herself “Free” as an expression of her unlimited creative potential. “I write, I sing, I rap, I dance… I didn’t want my talent to be restricted in any one direction.” She put all her energy into becoming an entertainer and made her first television debut as a dancer for Marky Mark’s "Good Vibrations" video.

Free also worked at the Conservation Law Foundation where she advanced from receptionist to Manager of Information Systems. She then moved to New York where she was offered a record deal with Wyclef Jean’s now defunct Refugee All-Stars where she collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists like Earth Wind and Fire, Youssou N’Dour and Bono.

When an old friend encouraged her to audition for new video countdown show on BET, 106 & Park, Free nailed the audition and became one of entertainment’s most recognizable personalities. In 2005, after five years on 106 & Park, Free decided to leave the show in order to continue her creative growth and pursue her deepest passion: music. Previously signed to Elektra records by Sylvia Rhone, one of the music industry’s most respected executives, she completed her long awaited debut album and showcased her dynamic hip-hop style on the Ying Yang Twinz hit single, “Wait (The Whisper Song Remix).” Recently, she served as a celebrity judge for the Boston Celtics’ 2006-07 Dance Team tryouts and was featured in the October 2006 issue of Vibe Magazine.

Free recognizes that though she’s already built a reputation as an entertainer, what matters most is what she’s about to do, and she wants to do everything. “I want to do sitcoms, movies, late night shows. I’m ready to diversify my entertainment experience.” A product of her environment, Free’s feisty strong will and irrepressible spirit shines through in all her projects.

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Free at Last

Free4Life: Getting the Message Out

Speaking Topics
  • Free at Last

  • Free4Life: Getting the Message Out

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  • HOW TO BOOK Free?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Free 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 Free, 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 Free or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Free?

    Booking fees for Free, 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 Free, 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 Free?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Free 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 Free 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 Free or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Free 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.
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Former Co-Host of BET's 106 & Park

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Free Biography

Free is the effervescent, savvy and fashionable television and radio personality, recording artist and former co-host of BET’s immensely popular, 106 & Park. This hip-hop diva’s casual interview style and experience allowed viewers to gain a unique perspective on their favorite performers and attracted the top names in hip-hop and R&B, helping 106 & Park score higher ratings than MTV’s TRL, its video countdown rival. Though primarily a music oriented show, 106 & Park also addressed more serious topics related to the African American community like Black history and HIV/AIDS awareness. In 2004, 106 & Park won an NAACP Image award for its “Denzel Washington” episode, which addressed World AIDS Day.

A philanthropist, Free also established the Free4Life Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering young people in disadvantaged neighborhoods through programs that encourage literacy, financial education and creative arts. The Free4Life Foundation has created opportunities that inspire, support, encourage and strengthen the healthy development of young people in Boston’s underserved communities. Initially focused on eradicating domestic violence and improving financial literacy, Free is currently in the process of expanding the depth and breadth of the foundation’s scope. Through the foundation, Free also launched the successful fundraising event, Break! Break!, a celebrity billiards tournament that has hosted Alicia Keys, Magic Johnson, Nas, Denzel Washington, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Paul Pierce and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for underprivileged youth.

A multi-talented entertainer and household name in hip-hop loving homes, Free’s journey in the arts began in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, also home to legendary boy band New Edition. “I was introduced to music at very young age, the Whispers, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Natalie Cole, I got a lot of soul in me from those artists.” She was also heavily influenced by rappers like that Biggie, Pac, Jay-Z, Nas and Rakim, all of whom remain her favorite emcees. Free trained as a dancer for 13 years, then formed a singing group with her childhood friends. She named herself “Free” as an expression of her unlimited creative potential. “I write, I sing, I rap, I dance… I didn’t want my talent to be restricted in any one direction.” She put all her energy into becoming an entertainer and made her first television debut as a dancer for Marky Mark’s "Good Vibrations" video.

Free also worked at the Conservation Law Foundation where she advanced from receptionist to Manager of Information Systems. She then moved to New York where she was offered a record deal with Wyclef Jean’s now defunct Refugee All-Stars where she collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists like Earth Wind and Fire, Youssou N’Dour and Bono.

When an old friend encouraged her to audition for new video countdown show on BET, 106 & Park, Free nailed the audition and became one of entertainment’s most recognizable personalities. In 2005, after five years on 106 & Park, Free decided to leave the show in order to continue her creative growth and pursue her deepest passion: music. Previously signed to Elektra records by Sylvia Rhone, one of the music industry’s most respected executives, she completed her long awaited debut album and showcased her dynamic hip-hop style on the Ying Yang Twinz hit single, “Wait (The Whisper Song Remix).” Recently, she served as a celebrity judge for the Boston Celtics’ 2006-07 Dance Team tryouts and was featured in the October 2006 issue of Vibe Magazine.

Free recognizes that though she’s already built a reputation as an entertainer, what matters most is what she’s about to do, and she wants to do everything. “I want to do sitcoms, movies, late night shows. I’m ready to diversify my entertainment experience.” A product of her environment, Free’s feisty strong will and irrepressible spirit shines through in all her projects.

Topics

Free at Last

Free4Life: Getting the Message Out

Free Speaking Topics

  • Free at Last

  • Free4Life: Getting the Message Out

FAQs on booking Free

  • How to book Free?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Free 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 Free, 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 Free or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Free?

    Booking fees for Free, 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 Free, 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 Free?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Free 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 Free 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 Free or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Free 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.

Free is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Free at Last and Free4Life: Getting the Message Out. The estimated speaking fee range to book Free for your event is available upon request. Free generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kevin Powell, Kimberley Locke, Star Jones, Judge Glenda Hatchett and Montel Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Free for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Free Speaking Topics

  • Free at Last

  • Free4Life: Getting the Message Out

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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