I’d been campaigning to get to direct a video for the then new group Public Enemy but it never happened. In the late 1980s, Fab 5 Freddy became the first host of the groundbreaking and first internationally telecast hip-hop music video show Yo! I just want answers to questions that I don’t have the answers to,” he says. Trivia (2) Was the first choice for the character of Russel Walker in Krush Groove (1985) . Then I’d see another article on the same paintings and I could completely get it. He emerged in New York’s downtown underground creative scene in the late 1970s as a camera operator and a regular guest on Glenn O’Brien’s public access cable show TV Party.. Video promo for Blondie: Rapture. I had a sense of art history and would pick up books and read them and look at paintings and go: ‘That’s interesting. He emerged in New York’s downtown underground creative scene … It was through this friendship that Fab Five was introduced to the downtown hipster scene which included Debbie Harry of the group Blondie, Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat (Harry even mentioned Freddy in the lyrics of Blondie's 1981 hit "Rapture"). //