Fly Young Red

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Fly Young Red
Birth nameFranklin Randall
Also known asFYR
Born (1991-10-05) October 5, 1991 (age 28)
New Orleans, Louisiana [1]
OriginHouston, Texas
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active2005–present
Websitewww.flyyoungred.com

Franklin Freeman Randall,[2] known by his stage name Fly Young Red is an American rapper who gained notoriety due to his controversial song "Throw That Boy Pussy".

Career[edit]

Red was born in New Orleans, Louisiana,[1] and raised in Southern California to a religious baptist family where he was an active Christian at that time. In his early teenage years, was a member of a short lived male hip hop/R&B group. When he was fourteen years old, due to events of Hurricane Katrina, he moved to Houston, Texas where he currently resides.[3]

Red negotiated a deal with Las Vegas based music video production team Level Eight Studios to produce a music video for the song "Throw That Boy Pussy". The video, which was shot in the summer of 2013, and later released in the Spring of 2014 became viral[4] In an April 2014 interview with BET, Red stated that he "wasn't ready for a record deal", and that he wasn't contracted by a music label.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Red self-identifies as gay. He decided to be more open about his sexuality due to the lack of homosexual male rappers in the hip hop industry.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fly Young Red: I'm Not Ready for a Record Deal". bet.com. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  2. ^ Arcenaux, Michael (March 26, 2014). "[THE WEEKLY READ] Throw That Boy...Oh, My - News & Views - EBONY". Ebony. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Nichols, James (2014-03-26). "Fly Young Red early life". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2010-11-06.
  4. ^ Potts, Andrew (2014-04-08). "Debut single". Gay star news. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  5. ^ 2014, Robert Longfellow Apr 12; This, 12:14pm Share This Tweet This Email (12 April 2014). "Gay Rapper Fly Young Red Discusses Career & Girls vs Boys [VIDEO]". hiphopwired.com. Retrieved 25 November 2016.