Biography: Flavor Flav

Real Name: William Jonathon Drayton Jr.

Occupation: Television Star, Singer, Rapper

Date of Birth: 16th March 1959

How Old is Flavor Flav: 59 years

Birth Place: Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA

How Tall is Flavor Flav: 5 feet 7 inch (1.7m)

Weight: 165 lbs

Nationality: American

Family: His father’s name is William Sr. and he was the owner of the restaurant The Soul Diner. His mother’s name is Anna Drayton.

Girlfriend: He has dated Latresha Bradford, Candace Cabrera, Deelishis, Nicole Alexander, Tiffany Pollard, Brigitte Nielsen, and Beverly Johnson. Currently, he is in a relationship with Elizabeth Trujillo. The duo has been staying together for more than 10 years.

Children: He is father to seven children who are Kayla Drayton, Karma Drayton, Quanah Drayton, Shaniq Drayton, Jasmine Drayton, William Drayton, Dazyna Drayton.

Flavor Flav Facts:

When he was a child, he taught himself to play the piano, guitar, and drums. He first showed off his musical talent at church.

During his teenage years, he was arrested for burglary and robbery.

He is also well-known as a hype man of the rap group Public Enemy. In 1987, the group released their first album named “Yo! Bum Rush the Show”.

In 1991, he was arrested for assaulting Karen Ross, his ex-girlfriend and served 30 days in jail.

In 1993, he was imprisoned for 90 days as he was found guilty of shooting at his neighbor.

In 1996, he got arrested for having two pounds of marijuana.

In 2006, he released his first solo album.

For his work in Flavor of Love, in 2006, he was nominated for the Teen Choice Award under the category of TV Choice Reality Star.

Flavor Flav Quotes:

“I worked as a head cook at courthouses and high schools. I left it behind when I started getting into my music real heavy.”

“My parents owned a soul food diner. It inspired me to go to culinary school.”

“I’ll tell you one thing you can’t do: you can’t put your shoes on, then your socks on.”

“The hype man’s job is to get everybody out of their seats and on the dance floor to have a good time.”

“I wear my Viking helmet because the horns define how sharp my brains are. If you try to rub me the wrong way, I will stick you with both of my horns.”

“I just want to show the world it’s never too late to get your diploma, and show kids they should stay in school and not wait until you’re old to get it.”

“I remember rap music. We used to party and dance off of it. Today it’s all about a whole different angle… Rappers are going against each other, and it’s more of a bragging, boasting thing.”

“Best advice that I ever got is to do whatever it takes to make myself happy, so that I’ll be able to make others happy. If I’m not happy, I can’t make other people happy.”

Flavor Flav filmography/ Discography:


  • All Eyez On Me (2017)
  • The Labyrinth (2017)
  • Body High (2015)
  • Obscurity (2014)
  • End of Watch (2012)
  • Horrorween (2011)
  • Nite Tales: The Movie (2008)
  • Cain and Abel (2006)
  • xXx: State of the Union (2005)
  • Confessions of a Pit Fighter (2005)
  • Death of a Dynasty (2003)
  • Jackass: The Movie (2002)
  • New Jack City (1991)
  • Mo’ Better Blues (1990)

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