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Flavor Flav

William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. (born March 16, 1959), better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American musician and television personality who rose to prominence as a member of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. He is also known for popularizing the role of the hype man and for yelling "Yeah boy!" and "Flavor Flav!" during performances. After falling out of the public eye for a number of years, he reappeared as the star of several VH1 reality series, including The Surreal Life, Strange Love, and Flavor of Love. Drayton grew up in Freeport, New York. Flav began playing the piano at age five; and is self-taught. A musical prodigy, he sang in the youth choir at his church and mastered the piano, drums, and guitar at an early age. He eventually became proficient in 15 instruments. He set a house on fire as a small child while playing with a lighter; by the time he dropped out of school in the 11th grade, he had been in and out of jail for robbery and burglary. Flav graduated from culinary school in 1978, and has cooked in several restaurants. He attended Adelphi University on Long Island where he met Carlton Ridenhour, who would become known as Chuck D. Flavor Flav took his stage

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Flavor Flav -- I Manage Muhammad Ali's Grandson ... He's a Boxer, BOYYYYY! (VIDEO)

Flavor Flav
I Manage Muhammad Ali's Grandson ... He's a Boxer, BOYYYYY!

Muhammad Ali's legacy ... is in Flavor Flav's hands -- 'cause the rap legend tells TMZ Sports he's managing Muhammad's grandson's boxing career!  Flav was out in Bev Hills with TV pitchman… READ MORE >

Flavor Flav -- Do I Own the Real O.J. Statue? Yeaaaaahhh BOYYYYYYY!!!

Flavor Flav
Do I Own the Real O.J. Statue? Yeaaaaahhh BOYYYYYYY!!!

If the producers behind 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' wanted to use the REAL statue of O.J. for that dramatic final scene Tuesday night ... all they needed to do was call the current owner,… READ MORE >

- 248 days ago
Flavor Flav -- Avoids Slammer For Speeding To Mom's Funeral

Flavor Flav
Avoids Slammer For Speeding To Mom's Funeral

Flavor Flav won't have to do time for racing to his mother's funeral. We broke the story ... Flav was pulled over in New York back in January 2014 doing 79 in a 55 mph zone. When cops pulled him… READ MORE >

- 424 days ago
Flavor Flav -- Cops Say He Was Coked Up in DUI Arrest

Flavor Flav
Cops Say He was Coked Up In DUI Arrest

Flavor Flav’s DUI is way more alarming that anyone thought, because we've learned he was allegedly under the influence of cocaine ...  the drug that almost ruined his life. Flav was… READ MORE >

- 507 days ago
Flavor Flav -- Fireworks Criminal Case Fizzles

Flavor Flav
Fireworks Criminal Case Fizzles

The cosmos has finally aligned for Flavor Flav, because he’s off the hook for a fireworks show cops claimed was criminal. Flav got busted for setting off 100 lbs. of illegal fireworks… READ MORE >

- 544 days ago
Flavor Flav -- Goes Nuts On Flight (Video)

Flavor Flav
Goes Nuts On Flight (Video)

Is Flavor Flav now a part-time flight attendant??? YEAHHHHH BOYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! It all went down on a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Vegas on Saturday -- when Flav decided he… READ MORE >

- 552 days ago
Mike Tyson Reporting: Cops Nailed Flavor Flav ... They Found Some Other S**t Too

Mike Tyson Reporting:
Cops Nailed Flavor Flav ... They Found Some Other S**t Too

Trapped deep inside of Mike Tyson is an evening news anchor ... who came busting out right after Flavor Flav's latest arrest -- and the video of his "audition" is just awesome. Tyson was on… READ MORE >

- 568 days ago
Flavor Flav -- Arrested in the Mother of All Traffic Stops

Flavor Flav
Arrested in the Mother of All Traffic Stops

Flavor Flav was arrested early Thursday morning in Las Vegas by highway patrol and got nailed for so many alleged crimes ... it might be easier to tell you what cops didn't pin on him. Only sorta… READ MORE >

- 569 days ago
Flavor Flav -- Busted for Illegal Fireworks ... Again

Flavor Flav
Busted for Illegal Fireworks ... Again

In a tradition as time-honored as the Fourth of July itself, Flavor Flav was once again busted for having illegal fireworks. Flav -- who has been getting his fireworks shows busted up since… READ MORE >

- 887 days ago
Flavor Flav -- I'm Throwing Myself At the Judge's Mercy [VIDEO]

Flavor Flav
I'm Throwing Myself At the Judge's Mercy [VIDEO]

Flavor Flav is begging the judge in his speeding case for mercy ... because if you can't speed to your mom's funeral ... when can you?Flav says he was late for the funeral earlier this month ...… READ MORE >

- 1047 days ago

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