Flavor Flav is an American rapper, comedian, actor, and reality TV star. Flavor Flav is best known as the co-founder of Public Enemy, one of the music industry’s most prolific rap groups. Additionally, he is best known for popularizing the role of hype man and yelling “Yeah, boyeee!”
Flavor Flav was born March 16, 1959 in Roosevelt, New York, United States. His real name is William Jonathan Drayton. With that he is 62 years old and holds American citizenship. Likewise, Flav’s zodiac sign is Pisces and he follows Christianity.
Moving on to his family, he was born to his father, William Sr, a restaurant owner, and his mother, Anna Drayton. He also has a brother, Steven Drayton, and a sister, Jean Drayton. He started playing the piano when he was 5 years old and he also played guitar and drums. Similarly, as a teenager, Flav was arrested multiple times for robbery and burglary.
Flavor Flav attended Freeport High School. But he dropped out when he was in 11th grade. He also attended culinary school in 1978. Flav also attended Adelphi University on Long Island and began appearing on his college radio show.
An American rapper started his career when he started rapping with Chuck D in college. They then moved to the music spotlight with a political message and fierce criticism in their lyrics for the US media. Flavor Flav’s first debut album Yo! ‘Bum Rush the Show’ was released in 1987. They also released the second album called It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Hence his albums: the group’s political single, Fight the Power, was released in 1989.
The first released track Flavor rapped solo on was “Life of Nigerian” on Goat Ju JU. But Flav’s first solo hit was the 1990 single “911 Is a Joke.” In a similar vein, he also released his debut solo album, Flavor Flav, in 2006. This came out during the second season of his dating reality show Flavor of Love. Also, he was invited to the Vh1 reality show “The Surreal Life”, where many celebrities live together.
In addition, this personality also appeared in Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav as well as Celebrity Wife Swap. He also had a restaurant called Flav’s Fried Chicken, but the restaurant closed within a few months.
Awards and net worth
Flavor Flav with Public Enemy has received six Grammy nominations to date. They won in the Best Rap Performance by a group category. They won for songs like “Fight the Power” (1990), “Fear of a Black Planet” (1991), “Apocalypse 91” (1992) and “Greatest Misses” (1993).
Similarly, they received a Metal Performance for “Bring the Noise” with Anthrax in 1995 and Best Music Video for “The Enemy Strikes Live” in 1993. In addition, Flavor received nominations for the Teen Choice Award for TV in two categories: The Choice Reality Star (Male) and for Choice TV: Male Reality Show ‘The Flavor of Love.
Flavor has made quite a bit of money from his successful music career. According to online sources, Flav has an approximate figure net worth of $4 million.
Flavor Flav previously married Karen Ross. The couple had three children, but they separated after a few years. He then married Angie Parker and had three children. Unfortunately, Flav and Angie split up. He has since been engaged to Elizabeth Trujillo and lives in Las Vegas.
Elizabeth and Flavor are blessed with a child. His children’s names are Dazyna Drayton, Karma Drayton, Shaniq Drayton, Quanah Drayton, Kayla Drayton, Jasmine Drayton and William Drayton. An American rapper is currently living with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Trujillo.
body measurement and social media
Flavor improves his measurements 5 feet 5 inches or 1.7 m tall and weighs about 68 kg. Also, Flav has a pair of brown eyes and black hair.
Flavor Flav is active on social media. His Instagram The flavorflavofficial account has earned 252,000 followers. Likewise, his Flavorflav Twitter account has gained more than 93,000 followers. In addition, his Facebook account has 421,000 followers.