Fab 5 Freddy

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Fred Brathwaite, more popularly known as Fab 5 Freddy, is an American visual artist, filmmaker, and hip hop pioneer. He emerged in New York's downtown underground creative scene in the late 1970s as a camera operator and a regular guest on Glenn O'Brien's public access cable show TV Party. There he met Chris Stein and Debbie Harry. read more

Fred Brathwaite, more popularly known as Fab 5 Freddy, is an American visual artist, filmmaker, and hip hop pioneer. He emerged in New York's downtown underground creative scene in the late 1970s as a camera operator and a regular guest on Glenn O'Brien's public access cable show TV Party. There he met Chris Stein and Debbie Harry. He was immortalized in 1981 when Harry rapped on the Blondie song "Rapture" that "Fab 5 Freddy told me everybody's fly." In the late 1980s, Fab 5 Freddy became the first host of the groundbreaking and first internationally telecast hip-hop music video show Yo! MTV Raps.

Birth Name

Frederick Brathwaite

Born

Monday, 31 August 1959

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

The Andy Warhol Diaries Self - Artist 2022
All the Streets Are Silent: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding (1987-1997) Self 2021
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell Self - Filmmaker / Music Journalist 2021
Biography: I Want My MTV Self 2020
Keith Haring: Street Art Boy Self 2020
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Self / Himself 2019
The '80s Greatest (archive footage) 2018
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat Self 2018
She's Gotta Have It Baptiste 2017
Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? Self 2017
The Nineties Self - Yo! MTV News 2017
The Defiant Ones Self 2017
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story Self - Interviewer 2017
Barry Rameek 2016
Luke Cage Fab Five Freddy (as Fab Five Freddy) 2016
Hip-Hop Evolution Self 2016
Hustlers Convention Himself / Self 2016
Generation X Self - Hip-Hop Pioneer & Visual Artist 2016
Supermensch Self 2014
Nas: Time Is Illmatic Self / Himself 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
The Tanning of America Self - Host, Yo! MTV Raps 2014
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film Self - Hip Hop Pioneer / Himself 2013
Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer Self 2013
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Himself 2013
Blank City Himself 2011
Blue Bloods Atticus 2010
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Self 2010
Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB Himself / Self 2009
The Universe of Keith Haring Self 2008
Rachel Getting Married Rehearsal Dinner Guest 2008
American Gangster Smalls Patron 2007
TV Party Himself 2005
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop Self 2004
The Manchurian Candidate Political Pundit 2004
Tupac: Resurrection Self 2003
VH1 Goes Inside Self 2003
The Freshest Kids 2002
VH1 Presents the 80's Self 2001
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Terrence 'Fulla T' Smith 2001
Downtown 81 Graffiti Artist 2001
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap Self - Co-Host 1999
Who's the Man? Himself / Self 1993
Juice Self 1992
New Jack City Master of Ceremonies 1991
She's Gotta Have It Dog #10 / Dog 10 1986
Good to Go Mr. Aint 1986
Wild Style 'Phade' / Phade 1983

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