Fab 5 Freddy

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Fab 5 Freddy was born on August 31, 1959 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Frederick Brathwaite. He is an actor and director, known for Wild Style (1982), New Jack City (1991) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004). See full bio »

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Wild Style 'Phade'
New Jack City Master of Ceremonies
The Manchurian Candidate Political Pundit
Rachel Getting Married Rehearsal Dinner Guest


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 2017 She's Gotta Have It (TV Series)
- #HeGotItAllMixedUp (DYSLEXIA) (2017) ... Baptiste (as Fred Brathwaite AKA Fab 5 Freddy)
 2016 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
- Mob Rules (2016) ... Atticus
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series)
Fab Five Freddy
- You Know My Steez (2016) ... Fab Five Freddy (as Fab Five Freddy)
 2016/II Barry
 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
 2005 Blondie: Video Hits (Video short)
Fab 5 Freddy
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Political Pundit
 2000 Downtown 81
Graffiti Artist (uncredited)
 1991 H.E.A.L.: Heal Yourself (Video short)
Fab 5 Freddy
 1991 New Jack City
Master of Ceremonies
 1990 Kool G Rap & DJ Polo: Erase Racism (Video short)
Fab 5 Freddy (uncredited)
 1986 Good to Go
Mr. Aint (as Fred Bratharaite)
 1986 She's Gotta Have It
Dog #10 (as Fab Five Freddy Braithwaite)
 1983 Die Toten Hosen Feat. Fab 5 Freddy: Hip Hop Bommi Bop (Video short)
Fab 5 Freddy
 1982 Wild Style
'Phade' (as Frederick Braithwaite)
 1981 Blondie: Rapture (Video short)
Fab 5 Freddy
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Fab Five Freddy Braithwaite | Frederick Braithwaite | Fred Braithwaite | Fred Bratharaite | Freddie Brathwaite | Fred Brathwaite | Fab 5 Freddie | Fab Five Freddy | Fred Brathwaite AKA Fab 5 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 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 "... See more »

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