Fab 5 Freddy First Artist-In-Residence At Cosmopolitan In Las Vegas

The Hip Hop pioneer will serve as the inaugural artist-in-residence at the hotel's P3 Studio.

Legendary Hip Hop personality, filmmaker and pioneer Fab 5 Freddy has been brought in to be the first artist-in-residence at the Cosmopolitan hotel's P3 Studio.

According to juxtapoz.com, the Las Vegas hotel now houses Fab's work, a "series of photographs of celebrated boxers and anonymous show girls" which "are enlarged, digitally altered and printed on canvas, then adorned with Swarovski crystals."

Says Fab 5 Freddy of his new work, titled "Crystal Punch": “These pieces are about light and the movement of the viewer, part of a narrative set on a Kabuki like stage where these boxing gladiators are newly illuminated, a reflection of the gloss on their lifestyle and sport.  And the crystals add glow and power to these iconic women, set on the same stage.”

While Fab 5 Freddy's career has taken him to Vegas, his roots began in New York, where he produced and starred in the cult film Wild Style. He later became a host for the MTV show, "YO! MTV Raps."

4 Comments

  • khordkutta

    The Cosmopolitan in Vegas is doing big things as far as hiphop/rnb./soul music in vegas is concerned props to them

  • 702........ vega$

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  • Sensaye25

    He's always been regarded as a Hip-Hop legend, but uh...what exactly does this nigga do? I mean, I've been wanting to know that since the 80's.

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