Fatman Scoop

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Fatman Scoop
Birth name Isaac Freeman
Origin New York, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Years active 1977–present
Associated acts Michael Jackson, Black Sheep, The Proclaimers, The Beatnuts, Faith Evans, EXILE, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott

Isaac Freeman III, better known by his stage name Fatman Scoop is an American Hype man, hip hop promoter and radio personality famed for his on-stage rough, raw, loud voice.

He is known for the track "Be Faithful" which went to number one in the UK and Ireland in late 2003 and top 5 in Australia. The song has been a favorite in clubs around the world for years but it took two years to clear the samples from Jay-Z, Black Sheep, Queen Pen, The Beatnuts and Faith Evans.[citation needed]


Fatman Scoop also has his own sex and relationship show/podcast. All episodes can also be seen on the Man and Wife channel on internet TV network, ONLOQ.com, as well as MTV.[1] He also appears as himself on the TV series The Boondocks (season 2, episode 5, "The Story of Thugnificent" and episode 15, "The Story of Gangstalicious Part 2", from the same season).

Fatman Scoop received his stage name after appearing in the Fugees 'Killing Me Softly' video as a cinema worker serving popcorn and ice-cream. Lauryn Hill was a massive ice-cream fan herself so would shout 'scoop, scoop, fatman scoop' when she wanted a tub of her favourite snack. Lauryn Hill and Pras also made a spoof version of their most popular song, exchanging the lyrics 'killing me softly with his song' for 'filling my belly with popcorn'. Fatman Scoop was laughing for weeks.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

In July 2006, a club promoter in New Bern, North Carolina sued the Sheriff of Craven County, North Carolina after a 2003 concert held there was shut down by the sheriff due to a noise complaint. The suit is asking for more than $10,000 (US$) in lost wages and punitive damages.[2]



  • 2003: Fatman Scoop's Party Breaks: Volume 1
  • 2006: In the Club
  • 2007: Outside the Club
  • 2008: In the Queue to Get Back Into the Club
  • 2009: Refused Re-entry to the Club
  • 2010: Arguing With Door Staff of the Club
  • 2011: Barred For Life From the Club
  • 2011: In Jail for Trying to Forcibly Re-enter the Club
  • 2012: On Parole, Looking for a New Club

Compilation albums[edit]


Year Name Chart positions[3] Certifications
2003 "Be Faithful" 112 92 24 5 11 13 28 1 30 15 1
  • UK: Silver[4]
2004 "It Takes Scoop"
(featuring DJ Kool)
85 12 24 44 15 33 9
"In the Club"
2006 "Dance!"
(featuring Lumidee and Goleo VI)
30 5 70 32
"U Sexy Girl"
(featuring Elephant Man and Jabba
2007 "Talk 2 Me"
(featuring Ken)
2009 "New Year's Anthem"
(featuring DJ Class)

Featured singles[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]



As a hype man for various artists, he has appeared and performed with a great number of other artists. The following list are artists he has either done a song with, or in which he has appeared together with in a song:

See also[edit]

Brown note




  1. ^ http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/manandwife/series.jhtml
  2. ^ Sawyer, Francine (2006-07-04). "Promoter sues Craven sheriff for shutting down concert". New Bern Sun-Journal. Retrieved 2009-01-01. Bennett, with receipts in his court filing, is asking for compensation and punitive damages in excess of $10,000 and for money he said he lost since Fatman Scoop did not have the opportunity to perform. [..] Bennett said complaints from a mobile home near the fairgrounds led Monette to close the show. 
  3. ^ http://acharts.us/performer/fat_man_scoop
  4. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/CLUK_F.HTM
  5. ^ http://stupiddope.com/2013/10/02/alex-young-fatman-scoop-crash-this-party-music-video/

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