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Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav is an American rapper, comedian, actor, and reality television star. Flavor Flav is well known for co-founding Public Enemy, one of the most prolific rap groups in the music industry. Moreover, he is best known for popularizing the role of the hype man and for yelling ‘Yeah, boyeee!’.

Early life

Flavor Flav was born on 16th March 1959, in Roosevelt, New York, United States. His real name is William Jonathan Drayton. By this, he is 63 years old and holds American citizenship. Likewise, Flav’s zodiac sign is Pisces and he follows Christianity.

Moving on to his family, he was born to his father William Sr, who was a restaurant owner, and Anna Drayton, his mother. Likewise, he has a brother Steven Drayton and a sister, Jean Drayton. When he was 5 years old, he started playing piano and also he played guitar as well as drums. Similarly, Flav was arrested for robbery and burglary numerous times as a teenager.

Flavor Flav studied high school at Freeport High School. But he dropped out when he was in 11th grade. Further, in 1978, he attended Culinary School. Moreover, Flav studied at Adelphi University on Long Island and started appearing on his college radio show.


An American rapper started his career when he began rapping with Chuck D in his college days. After that, they gained the limelight for their music with a political message and strong criticism of their lyrics from the US media. Similarly, Flavor Flav’s first debut album ‘Yo! Bum Rush the Show’ was released in 1987.  Also, they released the second album named It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. Therefore, his album: The group’s political single, Fight the Power, was released in 1989.

Flavor Flav career

Caption: An American Rapper, Flavor Flav giving an interview (Source: Instagram)

The first released track on which Flavor rapped solo was ‘Life of Nigerian’ on Goat Ju JU. But Flav’s first solo hit was in 1990 single ‘911 Is a Joke’. Similarly, in 2006, he also released his first solo album ‘Flavor Flav’. This came out during the second season of his dating reality show ‘Flavor of Love’. Moreover, he was invited to Vh1’s reality show ‘The Surreal Life’ in which many celebrities live together.

In addition, this personality also appeared in Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav as well as in Celebrity Wife Swap. Besides that, he had a restaurant named Flav’s Fried Chicken, but the restaurant closed within a few months.

Awards and Net worth

Flavor with Public Enemy received six Grammy nominations till now. They won in the category of Best Rap Performance by a group. They won for the songs such as Fight the Power (1990), Fear of a Black Planet (1991), Apocalypse 91 (1992), and Greatest Misses (1993).

Similarly, in 1995, they received a Metal performance for ‘Bring the Noise’ with Anthrax and in 1993, the Best Music video for ‘The Enemy Strikes Live.’ Moreover, Flavor gained Teen Choice Award nominations for TV in two categories: The Choice Reality Star (Male) and for Choice TV: Male Reality show ‘The Flavor of Love.

Flavor has made a pretty handful amount of money from his successful music career. According to online sources, Flav has an approximate net worth of $4 million US dollars.

Relationship status

Previously, Flavor married Karen Ross. The couple had three children, but they separated after some years. After that, he married Angie Parker and had three children. Unfortunately, Flav and Angie separated. Since then, he is engaged to Elizabeth Trujillo and is living in Las Vegas.

Elizabeth and Flavor are blessed with one child. The names of his kids are Dazyna Drayton, Karma Drayton, Shaniq Drayton, Quanah Drayton, Kayla Drayton, Jasmine Drayton, and William Drayton. Currently, an American rapper is living with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Trujillo.

Flavor Flav – Body measurement

Enhancing his body measurements, Flavor is 5 feet 5 inches or 1.7m tall and weighs around 68kg. Moreover, Flav has a pair of brown eyes and black hair.

Flavor Flav height

Caption: Flavor posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Flavor Flav – Social media

Flavor is active on social media. His Instagram account ‘flavorflavofficial’ has earned 252k followers. Similarly, his Twitter account ‘Flavorflav’ has gained more than 93k followers. Moreover, his Facebook account has 421k followers.