Flavor Flav – a rapper from the band Public Enemy, is poised to add Cognac to the growing list of products to which he lends his name.  Not only is he coming out with ‘Le Flav Cognac’, but look out for such delights as the champagne ‘Chateaux le Flav’, a melange of different flavoured vodkas under the name of ‘Le Flav Spirits’ and his own range of fried chicken as a rival to KFC – which will be known as FFC.  Flav’s Fried Chicken.

Flavor Flav Cognac and Chicken

It’s an unashamed leap onto the bandwagon of other rappers who have already successfully backed their own brand of cognacs.  Such as Snoop Dogg with Landy Cognac, Dr Dre with his Aftermath Cognac and Ice T with the Original Gangster XO brandy.

So, has Flavor Flav spread himself a little thinly, putting his name to so many products all in one go?  Only time will tell.  The vodka, cognac and champagne are due to hit the shelves in January 2011, and the fried chicken will soon follow.

As of yet, no other details have been released about ‘Le Flav Cognac’.  Indeed, does the Cognac world need another rapper inspired bottle?  It seems that Flavor Flav thinks so.  And to be honest, anything that encourages more people to participate in the delights of Cognac should be a good thing – let’s see how well ‘Le Flav Cognac’ is presented and in which way.

Flavor Flav has said “I want you all to keep on the lookout.  I’m coming out with a cherry vodka, a berry vodka, an olive vodka, a sweet tea vodka, a bubblegum vodka and a grape vodka.”  And the reason for the chicken?  Well, he wants to share his love of it.  “Y’all heard of KFC, right?  Well this is FFC, Flav’s Fried Chicken.”

Roll on January!

Sources: www.rapweekly.com, www.nme.com, www.ballerstatus.com

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Jacki has been with Cognac Expert from virtually the beginning. She's the senior editor of the blog, and has spent much of her life living in rural France. Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital.


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    Why not! I mean, I’d do the same.. but the chicken in there is weird, to be honest.

    Any idea where the cognac actually comes from? A name of the actual producer?

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    I do not understand how anyone could like this mans chicken place. I went to his place in Clinton, Iowa today and as I walked in it smelled of old grease, floors were dirty, chicken was not done, the mac & cheese was just plain nasty. Health Department needs to be called, just because Flav was there does not mean it stays the same, people will cut corners when the owner is gone. Not a smart thing to do, do your job, wear gloves and hair nets unlike Flav did in his video when he was tossing in chicken inti the fryer. NASTY! no gloves on and all the rings that carry germs, dried skin and what not….
    Now my clothes smell of the place, literally, now I have to put them in the cleaners to get the horrible smell out.
    I will never go there again, if I want homemade chicken, my wife will make for me.
    Cimino’s best back out now or is there another reason for the connection of opening a business.

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