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Fab Five Freddy

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Birthday
31, 1959
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
New York

About

Known best for his 1982 hit R&B track "Change the Beat," this rapper and songwriter also became famous as a member of a Brooklyn graffiti artists' group called The Fabulous 5.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he worked as a film cameraman and also appeared on a Glenn O'Brien-hosted television program called TV Party.

Trivia

He directed hip hop artist Nas's 1994 "One Love" music video.

Family Life

Born Fred Brathwaite, he grew up in Brooklyn, New York as the son of jazz music enthusiast parents.

Associated With

He is mentioned in a lyric in the Deborah Harry and Blondie song "Rapture."