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How Old Is Flava Flav the Rapper

How Old Is Flava Flav
  • Birth Name: William Jonathan Drayton Jr.
  • Birth Place: Roosevelt, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/16/1959, Pisces
  • Profession:  Rapper; actor; music producer

Flavor Flav came to prominence as a founding member of the rap group Public Enemy. In 1984, the group released a track, Public Enemy #1, which brought them to the attention of Def Jam Records executive Rick Rubin. Rubin signed the group to Def Jam in 1985, leading to the group's first album, Yo! Bum Rush the Show, in 1987. The group gained much wider fame with their following release, 1988's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, which went double platinum.

By the time the political single, "Fight the Power", was issued in 1989, the group had become mainstream superstars. Along with Chuck D, the showman of the group and its promotional voice, Flav stood out among the members of Public Enemy as he often got the fans hyped, appearing on stage and in public wearing big hats and glasses and a large clock dangling from his neck.