Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav

Birth name

William Jonathan Drayton, Jr.


16 March 1959 (age 57)

  • Roosevelt, New York, United States


Hip hop


Rapper, hype man, actor, television personality, comedian

Years active


Associated acts

Public Enemy, Sister Souljah, Terminator X

William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. (born 16 March 1959), better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American rapper, hype man, actor, television personality and comedian who rose to prominence as a member of the hip hop group Public Enemy. He is also known for popularising the role of the hype man and for yelling his catchphrases "Yeah, boy!" and "Flavor Flav!" during performances.

After falling out of the public eye for a number of years, Flav reappeared as the star of several VH1 reality series, including The Surreal LoveStrange Love and Flavor of Love.


See also: Public Enemy discography

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