Flavor Flav has been a rapper since 1983.
Flavor Flav has an associated act with Chuck D.
Flav topped People Magazine's list of the '10 Ugliest Celebrities'.
Flav has seven children: Shaniq, Karen, Da'zyna, Kwan, William, Kayla, and Karma.
A friend nicknamed him "Flav" because he liked to eat candy and sweets.
Flav became a producer on the second season of Flavor of Love.
Chuck D issued a statement that denounced Flav's reality show with Brigitte Nielson, Strange Love. He felt that Flav was making a mockery of himself and the band Public Enemy. Chuck also circulated a petition to have VH-1 pull the show off of the air. The show continued, despite the protests.
Flav's clock that he wears around his neck is always either set at 12 O'clock ("straight up") or at 6 O'clock ("Straight up and down").
Flav's second series premiere of Flavor of Love in August, 2006 drew over three million viewers, making it the most watched series debut in VH1 history.
Flav received $25,000 for his appearance on the VH-1 reality show The Surreal Life.
Flav has a signature dance called the "Flavor-Flav Dance" that the crowds yell for. It includes knee jerking, spastic jerking arm movements, while walking forward and shaking his whole body.
Flav took a role on the big screen in 2005, as "Lucky" in the movie titled Confessions of A Pit Fighter.
Flav is a character on the video game Def Jam: Fight for New York, as a playable character.
Flav did the traffic report for NYC hip-hop radio station Upstart Power 105 in 2002.
Flav was addicted to many types of drugs at the height of Public Enemy's success. His main drug of choice was crack cocaine.
Flav's famous catchphrase is "Yeeeeeea Boooy!, Flavaaa Flaaaaaaav!!"
Flav is a skilled drummer, percussionist, and talented rapper.
Flav was considered the "hype man" of Public Enemy.
Flav's unique vocal rap style is referred to as "stuttering". He was the first to use this technique, and was followed by such stars as Busta Rhymes, and Ol' Dirty Bastard.
Flav, together with Chuck D, Professor Griff, and Dj Terminator X released their first album as Public Enemy titled Yo! Bum Rush The Show in 1987.
Flav graduated from high school in Freeport, New York City, and went on to Adelphi University in 1986.
Flav delivered two complete solo albums to Def Jam productions in 1999. Both albums were rejected.
Flav was rapping under the name "Mc DJ Flavor" when he met up with future Public Enemy band mate Chuck D, in 1985.
Flav's trademarks are: his huge clock pendants that he wears around his neck, clownish sunglasses, viking, and other hats, and his gold "grillz" that he wears on his teeth.
Flav insists that his upcoming debut solo album will be his one and only, so it is a collector's item.
Flav has future ambitions of: a solo tour, writing a book, and another Public Enemy album that would be helmed by him. All other Public Enemy albums were headed by Chuck D.
Flav has his own record labels called Draytown Records, and Redeye Distribution.
Flav will release his first solo self-titled album, which has been in the works for over a year, on Halloween (October 31st) 2006.
His Mom calls him Rico.
Flav appears in Taking Back Sunday's music video for You're So Last Summer.
He is sometimes credited as Flava Flav as seen in Def Jam Fight for NY but Flav maintains this spelling is incorrect.
Flav does not like having his face touched.
He currently resides in the Canada Land, Texico, area and has a vacation home in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Flav's mother is a classically trained pianist.
He has had his driver's license suspended at least 48 times.
Brigitte Nielsen's nickname for him is "Foofy Foofy" - her way of saying "Flava Flav" with an Italian accent.
He frequents the restaurant Benihana - in the Los Angeles area.
He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Flava still wears his oldest "clock pendant", which he has owned since 1987 (he bought a whole box of them from a department store back then).
Flav: I don't be messin' with no hard core drugs no more. They messed with my head and had me thinkin' I had to go that route. Thank God that I got past that sickness, and back on the road to success.
Flav: (On his reality show, 'Flavor of Love'} Geeeez!!!, Of COURSE I love what I do....straight kickin' it in a mansion, with a gang of hot women tryin' to get at ME? What's NOT to love, man?
Flav: Brigitte is a monster of a beautiful woman, man. I wanted to romance that queen from the first moment I laid my eyes on her.
Flav: I got myself a grip of kids, but that don't mean that I don't take time with each and every one of them, they all is special to me. I treat them each like they are my number one, 'cuz at the end of my day, that's who I got.
Flava: I aint scared to do another dating show, but I aint really trying to. I want to do a talk show or something. I've done enough dating on television. I'm ready to spread my wings, and go down other avenues. I don't want to stay stuck on one page 'cuz you don't make it to the end of the book that way.
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