Flashback Artist of the Month for April 2024

Frederick Brandon Williams aka Freedom Williams was born in 1966 in Brooklyn, New York. Williams began his music career in 1985 with the rap group Hardcore under his stage name Freedom Williams as he studied audio engineering in Manhattan’s Center for the Media Arts. After graduating, Williams worked at Quad Recording Studios and became a popular rapper to work with. There he met Robert Clivillés and David Cole.
After hearing his vocals, Clivilles and Cole recruited Williams in to their music group C+C Music Factory for their 1990 debut album Gonna Make You Sweat. Became the featured rapper for the group until his departure in shortly after beginning his solo career in 1993.
Williams had signed on with Colombia Records and debuted his first solo album Freedom and saw his single Voice of Freedom hit the No. 74 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Alongside his solo career, Williams joined the popular Eurodance group Masterboy, as the groups main rapper for their 1994 Different Dreams album.
Eventually, Williams left Colombia Records in 1997 and began touring under C+C Music Factory off the success of his solo career. While he was hit with a number of trade mark issues, Williams gained the rights to use the C&C Music Factory in 2005.
Williams continues to perform under C+C Music Factory, with his latest performance in Portland Oregon in 2024.
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

Past Picks of the Month

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Smokey Robinson

Simon & Garfunkel

Nat King Cole

Lisa Lisa

Ann Peebles

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