All you should know about Flavor Flav and learn all about the legendary rapper who sang the national anthem at Bucks vs. Hawks

Flavor Flav is an American rapper and musician who was born on March 16, 1959, in Roosevelt, New York, and grew up in Freeport.

He is a self-taught piano artist and sang in the youth choir at the church, he liked playing the piano, drums, guitar, and piano at a very young age.

It is being said that the New York musician is good at playing at least 15 instruments. Flav was also involved in robbery and burglary at a very young age, and due to his outrageous activities, he even dropped out of school in the 11th grade.

He also went to elementary school and later attended Adelphi University on Long Island, and from there, his career took off when he met Chuck D. Let us take a deep dive into the life of the legendary star and how he rose to fame.

Who is Flavor Flav?

Flavor Flav met Carlton Ridenhour, who was also known as Chuck D, and they started collaborating together. They collaborated on Chuck’s radio show and started rapping later on.

Flav is the founder of the rap group Public Enemy, which he co-founded with Chuck D. The group released It Takes a Nation to Hold Us Back in 1988, and it went double platinum.

Flav was one of the members who helped the group garner a lot of attention. Flav was known for wearing big glasses, watches, and a large clock dangling from his neck.

In 2006, Flav put out his solo album Flavor Flav, which was released during the second season of the show Flavor of Love.

Flavor has gone through so much during the 90s, he spent time away from music, had a crack addiction, and spent time recovering at a rehabilitation center.

Flav was invited to participate in VH1’s reality show, The Surreal Life. VH1 gave Flav another show titled The Surreal Life. Flavor for Love consists of Flavor for Love. He also played the role of Calvester Hill on MyNetworkTV.


Flavor Flav is one of the most legendary rappers and has created music, starred in television shows, etc. Flav was a troublemaker and became successful regardless through his music by being a part of the group and releasing solo albums as well.

He also owned a restaurant known as Flavor Flav’s Chicken and Ribs, which was spread everywhere, but it failed miserably. He was involved in multiple controversies for misdemeanors, burglary, overspeeding, and rash driving. He is the father of seven children, along with his three girlfriends, and is currently married to his wife Liz.

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