In 2006 I was hosting a television show in Indianapolis called Doing Indy. This show allowed me to go all around Indianapolis and show off the cool things the city had to offer. I met a lot of celebrities and got to do some pretty cool things during my three-year run as the show's host, creator and executive producer. However, there is one memory that sticks out in my mind more than any of the other experiences and that was when I had the chance to rap with Public Enemy's very own Flavor Flav.
The one and only Flavor Flav!
Flav was in town for Indiana Black Expo and I had been a fan of Flav's and Public Enemy for many, many years. I knew I had one shot at this so I asked his management team if I could get an interview. While asking about getting the interview I also told them about the show and how it was a fun and silly look at what's going on in Indianapolis. Once I shared that with them I asked if Flav would be up for rapping with me. His management team said, very emphatically too I might add, YES! They went onto say, "Flav loves to do that sort of thing." So I interviewed Flav and then proceeded to rap with him. Here's the video of me rapping with Flav back in 2006. Please don't ask me what was growing on my chin at the time. I am still amazed at my many, varied and questionable facial hair decisions.
The one thing I think that needs to be said here is regarding how I got to do this with Flav. I don't have an elaborate answer... I just asked. Never be afraid to ask a question about being able to do something cool, fun, exciting, challenging or important because sometimes the answer is an emphatic YES!
Bring tha Noise!