Fred Lee Scruggs Jr., better known by his stage name Fredro Starr, is an American hardcore rapper, record producer, actor and author, best known as a member of multi-platinum hardcore rap group Onyx. Fredro Starr was discovered by the late hip hop star Jam Master Jay of Run-D.M.C. who signed Onyx on his label JMJ Records. Onyx went on to release three top selling albums before Fredro began his solo career. As a part of Onyx, Fredro Starr was nominated as "Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist" on American Music Awards of 1994 and won "Best Rap Album" on 1994 Soul Train Music Awards. Fredro Starr has starred in more than 55 films and television shows. He made his acting debut in the HBO drama Strapped. His film credits include Spike Lee's Clockers, Sunset Park, Ride, Light It Up, Save the Last Dance and Torque. He also performed the Save the Last Dance's theme song, "Shining Through", with Jill Scott on the multi-platinum soundtrack.
|Birth name:||Fred Lee Scruggs Jr.|
|Also known as:||Magic, Kool Fredro, Mickey Billy, Never, Firestarr, Dro Starr|
|Born:||April 18, 1971, New York City, New York|
|Genres:||Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta Rap, East Coast hip hop|
|Occupation(s):||Breakdancer, Rapper, Record producer, Actor, Author|
|Labels:||JMJ Records, Def Jam, Mad Money Movement|
|Associated acts:||Onyx, Jam Master Jay|
|Twitter:||Fredro Starr's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Fredro Starr's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Fredro Starr's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Fredro Starr's IMDb|
About Fredro Starr
East Coast hip hop artist who was a founding member of the '90s rap group Onyx.
He was discovered by Jam Master Jay in the late 1980s.
He started an acting career in the '90s films The Addiction and Clockers.
He married supermodel Korina Longin in 2007.
His group Onyx featured 50 Cent on their 1998 album Shut 'Em down.
Information related to Fredro Starr
- Hardcore hip hop artists
- Rappers from New York City
- African-American songwriters