Hip-hop Great Fab 5 Freddy At Youngarts Salon
At YoungArts recent Salon, American hip hop pioneer, visual artist and filmmaker Fab 5 Freddy shared thoughts about the progression of hip-hop, visual arts and culture with YoungArts alumnus James Allister Sprang. Fab was one of the first Graffiti artists to exhibit his paintings internationally and was key in getting the art world to realize that New York graffiti was spawning an art movement that would eventually give birth to street art. A true multidisciplinary artist, Fab also produced rap videos for artists including Queen Latifah, KRS-One and Shabba Ranks, and hosting Yo! MTV Raps, an assignment that established his image as one of the godfathers of the hip-hop scene.