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Fab 5 Freddy

Fab 5 Freddy

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Fab 5 Freddy (1998)

Interview by Frank Broughton, Rock's Backpages Audio, 5 October 1998

From teenage dancing to Grandmaster Flowers in Brooklyn to Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage, via the early days of hip hop, making Wild Style with Charlie Ahearn, bringing uptown DJs to downtown clubs and art galleries — Freddy was there and tells all about it.

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Bucking the Bronx with the B-Boys

Report by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, 6 February 1982

"B-BOYS, ARE you ready, are you ready, are you ready?" ...

Wild Style! Director: Charlie Ahearn, Starring: Freddie Braithwaite, Patti Astor, Lee Quinones, Pink Pabares (ICA)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 10 September 1983


Fab 5 Freddy: Streetbeat, Albany Empire, London

Live Review by Mary Harron, The Guardian, 12 September 1983

ONCE DISMISSED as a novelty, rapping has proved its durability, and as soon as you think it has died another wave of influence appears. As ...

Fab 5 Freddy & Max Roach: Hip Hop Bebop

Report and Interview by Frank Owen, Spin, October 1988

Max Roach says the new Charlie Parkers are in hip hop. The inventor of modern jazz drumming celebrates the new generation with wild stylist Fab ...


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