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Flavor Flav

Musician and Member of the Hip-Hop Group Public Enemy; TV Personality

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 Flavor Flav Biography

Born William Jonathan Drayton Jr., Flavor Flav is an American hip-hop artist known for his work with Public Enemy, a hip-hop group that also included Chuck D, Norman Rogers (Terminator X) and Richard Griffin (Professor Griff). He is also recognized for his work on several reality television series, including "The Surreal Life," "Strange Love" and "Flavor of Love," airing on VH1.

At an early age, Flav demonstrated he was an intelligent but troubled child. Music came easy to him, and Flav taught himself how to play piano, drums and guitar. He also sang in the youth choir at his church.

His life seemed to bounce back when he met Carlton Ridenhour (who later became known as Chuck D). The two quickly bonded over music. Flav, who soon adopted his new moniker in honor of his graffiti tag, joined his friend on Chuck's hip-hop radio show at Adelphi University, where Chuck studied graphic design.

Their early demo found its way to the offices of a new label, Def Jam Records, and its founder, producer Rick Rubin. Rubin liked what he heard, and in 1986 Public Enemy inked a deal with him.

Public Enemy was political and antagonizing, and for five years, beginning in 1987, it ruled the hip-hop world with albums like Yo! Bum Rush the Show and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.

Flav played an important role in the group's success. Next to Chuck's forceful personality, Flav's onstage persona maintained a certain playfulness. He anchored his look with a giant clock that he wore around his neck, and turned up the volume in concert by spouting phrases like "Yeah, boyee!" into his microphone.

In 2003, a humbled and still recovering Flav relocated to the West Coast and began seeking out television work. In 2004, he landed in the cast of the reality television series The Surreal Life, which, in part, documented his relationship with Brigitte Nielsen.

Viewer interest in the couple was so strong that it eventually inspired the creation of a brand-new series, "Strange Love." When the couple split in 2006, Flav launched a new reality show, "Flavor of Love," which ran for three seasons. That same year he released his first solo album, Flavor Flav, also known as Hollywood.

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    Booking fees for Flavor Flav, 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 Flavor Flav, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Flavor Flav 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 Flavor Flav for your next private or corporate function.
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Flavor Flav

Musician and Member of the Hip-Hop Group Public Enemy; TV Personality

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Flavor Flav Biography

Born William Jonathan Drayton Jr., Flavor Flav is an American hip-hop artist known for his work with Public Enemy, a hip-hop group that also included Chuck D, Norman Rogers (Terminator X) and Richard Griffin (Professor Griff). He is also recognized for his work on several reality television series, including "The Surreal Life," "Strange Love" and "Flavor of Love," airing on VH1.

At an early age, Flav demonstrated he was an intelligent but troubled child. Music came easy to him, and Flav taught himself how to play piano, drums and guitar. He also sang in the youth choir at his church.

His life seemed to bounce back when he met Carlton Ridenhour (who later became known as Chuck D). The two quickly bonded over music. Flav, who soon adopted his new moniker in honor of his graffiti tag, joined his friend on Chuck's hip-hop radio show at Adelphi University, where Chuck studied graphic design.

Their early demo found its way to the offices of a new label, Def Jam Records, and its founder, producer Rick Rubin. Rubin liked what he heard, and in 1986 Public Enemy inked a deal with him.

Public Enemy was political and antagonizing, and for five years, beginning in 1987, it ruled the hip-hop world with albums like Yo! Bum Rush the Show and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.

Flav played an important role in the group's success. Next to Chuck's forceful personality, Flav's onstage persona maintained a certain playfulness. He anchored his look with a giant clock that he wore around his neck, and turned up the volume in concert by spouting phrases like "Yeah, boyee!" into his microphone.

In 2003, a humbled and still recovering Flav relocated to the West Coast and began seeking out television work. In 2004, he landed in the cast of the reality television series The Surreal Life, which, in part, documented his relationship with Brigitte Nielsen.

Viewer interest in the couple was so strong that it eventually inspired the creation of a brand-new series, "Strange Love." When the couple split in 2006, Flav launched a new reality show, "Flavor of Love," which ran for three seasons. That same year he released his first solo album, Flavor Flav, also known as Hollywood.

Flavor Flav Videos

  • What's Going on w/ Flavor Flav? | Growing Up Hip Hop: New York ...
    Oct 24, 2019 ... Flav's got something he needs to tell his family. Watch GUHH:NY Thursdays at 9/ 8C! #GUHHNY Subscribe to the WE tv channel for more...

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  • How to book Flavor Flav?

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

    Booking fees for Flavor Flav, 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 Flavor Flav, 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 Flavor Flav?

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

Flavor Flav is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Flavor Flav for your event is available upon request. Flavor Flav generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rick Harrison, Carey Hart, Penn Jillette, Juan Pablo Galavis and Paul Hollywood. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Flavor Flav for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Flavor Flav Speaker Videos

  • What's Going on w/ Flavor Flav? | Growing Up Hip Hop: New York ...
    Oct 24, 2019 ... Flav's got something he needs to tell his family. Watch GUHH:NY Thursdays at 9/ 8C! #GUHHNY Subscribe to the WE tv channel for more clips: ...

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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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