(as Frederick Braithwaite)
"Fresh Fly Flavor: Words and Phrases of the Hip Hop Generation"
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Fab Five Freddy Braithwaite | Frederick Braithwaite | Fred Braithwaite | Fab 5 Freddie | Fab Five Freddy | Fred Brathwaite aka Fab 5 Freddy
Did You Know?
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 Debbie 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 "...