Theophilus London speaks with the legendary Fab 5 Freddy [Video]


The term ‘Hip Hop pioneer’, within Hip Hop, is slowly but surely becoming watered down. However, when said term is put in front of a name such as Fab 5 Freddy it reverts back to its original meaning. The legendary Fab 5 Freddy has been apart of Hip Hop since its beginning but unlike most real Hip Hop pioneers, Fab’s contributions to Hip Hop culture are numerous and wasn’t just confined to music.

During the 1970s and 1980s Fab 5 Freddy was a renowned graffiti artist and member of the Brooklyn based graffiti group The Fabulous 5. He went on to produce the classic Hip Hop graffiti documentary Wild Style as well as feature in cameo role in the video for “Rapture,” the first hip hop video to be shown on MTV. In the late ’80s Freddy was hired by MTV as network’s first Hip Hop VJ (Video Jockey i.e presenter) by hosting the legendary show Yo! MTV Raps.

For an MTV Sucker Free web special Fab 5 Freddy sat down with eclectic emcee Theophilus London, in pair’s first-ever meeting and discussed topics ranging from New Wave/Hip Hop fusion, their mutual admiration for each other, fashion, art and the many ways in which the music and Hip Hop culture as evolved from the 1980s.

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Theophilus London forthcoming album, Timez are Weird These Days, hits stores on July 19.

[via Hypetalk]