Flavor Flav Raps, Sings On Debut Solo Album

Rapper Flavor Flav,

the current star of VH1’s top rated reality series Flavor of Love 2, is

preparing the release of a new self-titled album this Halloween.Flavor

Flav, born William Drayton Jr., announced the album will be released on his own

independent label, Draytown Records, which is distributed by Redeye Distribution.

"I

got some things off my chest, but not all," Flav said. "I doubt I will

ever do another one, though. What I’m gonna do is make this one a collector’s

item. My first and only solo album, ever."Flavor

Flav, known as "the greatest hypeman in Hip-Hop," rose to fame with

pioneering rap group Public Enemy, releasing poignant, controversial political

statements. The

group became well known for such hits as "Don’t Believe the Hype," "Rebel

Without a Pause," "Fight the Power," "911 is a Joke"

and others, which featured Flavor Flav’s distinctive personality and vocals.As

a member of Public Enemy, he was featured on landmark Hip-Hop albums like Yo!

Bum The Show! (1987), It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

(1988) Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) and others. The

rapper has recorded several albums throughout his career, but none have ever been

released. Flavor Flav enters uncharted territory on the album, by singing two

R&B songs, "Let It Show" and "Two Wrongz (Don’t Make a Right).""I’m

saying some, real true positive stuff in there, too," Flavor Flav continued.

"Once they get used to it, I think people can accept me singing."The

first single from the album is the rap/rock single "Flavor Man." The

new season of VH1’s reality series Flavor of Love is the latest in a string

of television successes for the rapper. The rapper appeared in The Surreal

Life (2003), Strange Love (2005) and most recently, 2006’s Flavor

of Love. The

show features 20 girls who compete in elimination style competition, all in an

attempt to find the right woman for Flavor Flav. When

the second series of "Flavor of Love" premiered in Aug. 2006, the show

drew over 3 million viewers, making it the most watched series debut in VH1’s

history.Flavor

Flav is currently planning a new album and tour of the United States with Public

Enemy. "Flav

is beyond limits. I’m just gonna keep going and going and going and going and

going until I can’t go no more."

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