December 29th, 2010
11:45 AM ET
One of the most recognizable hype men in the history of rap music is ready to share his story with the world.
MTV reports that hip-hop legend and reality television star, Flavor Fav, is set to release his memoir, “Icon,” in March 2011. Published by Farrah Gray Publishing, the 264-page text will chronicle the life of the 51 year-old who was born Johnathan Drayton.
From his rise and fallout with Public Enemy to his more recent stints on VH-1’s “Flavor of Love” and “Strange Love,” the book “Icon” is set to shed light on one of the most colorful personalities in pop culture.
“In this compelling memoir, Flavor Flav takes the reader in vivid detail behind the scenes of his multi-faceted career,” reads the product description on Amazon.com, where the book is already listed.
For the fans and readers wondering just how deep into the story Flav is willing to go, the narrative promises to leave no stone unturned.
“He spares no one, revealing the tensions within Public Enemy and with Def Jam records, his struggles with addiction, his multiple visits to both rehab and to jail before re-inventing himself in reality television as VH1’s most eligible - and most watched - bachelor,” according to Amazon.
This news comes on the heels of what has been a big year for celebrity biographies. Ricky Martin, Jay-Z and Justin Bieber have already scored well and along with upcoming projects from Q-Tip and Ice-T, Flav’s autobiography is already generating buzz.
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