|Fab 5 Freddy|
Fab 5 Freddy at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
|Birth name||Fred Brathwaite|
|Born||August 31, 1959|
|Origin||Bedfordâ€“Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Associated acts||The Fabulous 5|
I was bringing the whole music, hip-hop, art, break dancing and urban cultural thing to the downtown table.
I want to plug back into the hip-hop audience. Whether it be fans who grew up watching 'Yo!', or people who have become familiar with the culture via the Internet.
People actually perceived me with being this cat from the Bronx because I'm one of a handful of folks that was actually acting in 'Wild Style'.
Although I grew up as a fan of the culture from the disco D.J. era as a young kid and hearing the beginnings of hip-hop, I'm hearing it all from another borough in Brooklyn.
I'm just very pleased and thankful that there was a receptive audience of people that I was able to connect with.