Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav is reportedly preparing to release his very own memoir next spring, becoming the latest of rappers to tell their life stories on paper.
The book will reportedly focus on nearly three decades of history in the entertainment industry.
Looks like Public Enemy hype man Flavor Flav will be the next hip-hopper to hit bookshelves. According to a listing on Amazon, Flav will be dropping his memoir, simply titled Icon, on March 1, 2011, through Farrah Gray Publishing, Inc. The book will find the Long Island rep reflecting on his 25 years in P.E., his career as a reality show star and his much-publicized struggle with drugs. (XXL Mag)
Over the past few years, Flav has re-emerged into the spotlight via television and music projects.
Although known in the last decade for his role in VH1’s “Celebreality” shows such as Flavor of Love and The Surreal Life, the 51-year-old is known for his hype-man and rapping role in Public Enemy. In 2006, Flav released his solo debut, also called Flavor of Love. (Hip Hop DX)
Despite his fame, Flav’s tax problems became public knowledge via the Internet last year.
Flav, 50, real name William Drayton, is a member of legendary rap group Public Enemy, and lately has starred in several seasons of VH1’s reality show “Flavor of Love.” The state of California filed an $183,810 lien against Drayton on Sept. 17 in Sacramento County Court. Flavor Flav could not be reached for comment. His manager said he forwarded an e-mail message to the rapper. (Detroit News)
Last month, Jay-Z’s Decoded memoir landed on New York Times’ Best Sellers list.
Jay-Z is no stranger to sitting high on the charts when it comes to his music career, which makes the Brooklyn rapper’s No. 3 debut on ‘The New York Times’ Best Sellers list an expected achievement. The Roc Nation head honcho’s memoir ‘Decoded’ landed on the Hardcover Nonfiction edition of the newspaper’s Best Sellers list for the week of December 5. Coming in at the top of the list are George W. Bush‘s ‘Decision Points’ and Lauren Hillenbrand’s ‘Unbroken.’ (The Boom Box)
Check out some past Flavor Flav footage down below: