Public Enemy #1? The Ups & Downs of Flavor Flav

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No one can undermine the legacy of Flavor Flav. He skillfully crafted the role of a hype-men. Even if he didn’t wow or astound you lyrically, he provided energy and humor every time out with Public Enemy. With the rap game being a jungle swamped with drugs and women, Flav fell trapped to the vices of life. With drugs and countless arrests tainting his career, we take a look at the ups and downs in his life.

Flavor Flav Court Appearance In Las Vegas

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Chuck D & Flavor Flav Drop  “Public Enemy #1” (1984)

Public Enemy In Concert At The Hard Rock Joint

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The group released their first official single in 1984, which later earned them a deal with Def Jam.

 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Goes Double Plat (1988)

Firefly Music Festival – Day 1

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Their second album was able to hit double platinum status in 1989.