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Fab 5 Freddy


Fab 5 Freddy was born in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Frederick Brathwaite. He is an actor and producer, known for Wild Style (1983), The Universe of Keith Haring (2008) and Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010). See full bio »
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 2008 Rachel Getting Married
Rehearsal Dinner Guest (as Fab Five Freddy)
 2007 American Gangster
Smalls Patron
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Terrence 'Fulla T' Smith
- Flipped (2007) ... Terrence 'Fulla T' Smith
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Political Pundit
 1991 New Jack City
Master of Ceremonies
 1986 She's Gotta Have It
Dog 10 (as Fab Five Freddy Braithwaite)
 1981 New York Beat Movie
Graffiti Artist
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Music video: Appeared (and was mentioned) in Blondie's video "Rapture". See more »

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Fab Five Freddy Braithwaite | Fab 5 Freddie | Fab Five Freddy | Fred Brathwaite aka Fab 5 Freddy
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Is mentioned in the 1980 Blondie song "Rapture" and appears in the video of the song, which synthesizes disco with the then-emerging rap music and hip-hop. A pioneer of rap, Fab 5 Freddie met Deborah Harry and other members of Blondie at a club and they became friends. When Freddy suggested that Harry write a song about the rap scene, she did. The result is the rap that is the second half of "... See more »

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