Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite

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Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite | In epsiode 1 of Light Culture Podcast, Paper Magazine founder David Hershkovits sits down with Fab 5 Freddy, cultural pioneer, historian, and tastemaker in hip hop and art.

Fab 5 Freddy is a legend to anyone who knows about the history of Hip Hop and New York culture. Since pioneering the culture that took over the world, he has also worked as a filmmaker, artist, and historian. We had the honor of having him on Light Culture Podcast on the occasion of the release of Grass is Greener, his Netflix documentary on the social and cultural history of cannabis. Former host of Yo MTV Raps! lays it out. He tells some never heard stories about Snoop Dogg and Jean-Michel Basquiat.


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