ARTIST PROFILE

Fatman Scoop

Name: Isaac Freeman III

Birthday: November 28, 1971

Fav Dish: Pancakes

Isaac Freeman III born November 28, 1971, also known as Lawrence Park and better known by his stage name Fatman Scoop, or “Big Colorado” 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 song “Be Faithful” which went to number one in the United Kingdom and Ireland in late 2003 and top 5 in Australia. The song had 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. He has also collaborated with numerous artists, such as Lil Jon, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Pitbull and Skrillex, among others.

Fatman Scoop also has his own ice cream parlor 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.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 was interviewed by radio personality Madison Jaye in a YouTube video that was published on March 22, 2014. During the interview, Fatman Scoop reveals that he received his stage name when he was a baby from his Uncle Jack, who would call him “Fatman Scoop” because he loved to eat ice cream. People had thought that he received his stage name after appearing in the Fugees ‘Killing Me Softly’ video as a cinema worker serving popcorn and ice-cream, and 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. But Fatman Scoop stated “I was already Fatman Scoop on the radio when that video came out.”

On August 27, 2015, he entered the Celebrity Big Brother UK house as a contestant, representing the US. On September 14, he was the third housemate to be evicted on Day 20.

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.

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