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Hip-hop horseman: Fab 5 Freddy gallops through Renaissance art

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The rapper and graffiti art legend is taking a ride through Florence and its masterpieces. He talks about their enlightened depictions of black people - and reveals who was the Renaissance Tupac
There's something of the Renaissance man about Fred Braithwaite, AKA Fab 5 Freddy. A graffiti artist turned film-maker, producer and curator, Braithwaite spent much of the 80s speeding from downtown to uptown New York, connecting the punk scene with hip-hop DJs and graffiti crews like his Fabulous Five. He worked with everyone from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Nas , Blondie and the Clash. With his...
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