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Isaac Freeman III, better known by his stage name Fatman Scoop is a hip hop promoter and radio personality famed for his on-stage rough, raw, loud voice.

He is known for the track "Be Faithful" which went to number one in the UK and Ireland in late 2003 and top 5 in Australia. The song has 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 Chris Evans.



Fatman Scoop also has his own sex 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 received his stage name after appearing in the Fugees 'Killing Me Softly' video as a cinema worker serving popcorn and ice-cream. 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. Lauryn Hill and Pras also made a spoof version of their most popular song, exchanging the lyrics 'killing me softly with his song' for 'filling my belly with popcorn'. Fatman Scoop was laughing for weeks.

Personal life

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.



  • 2003: Fatman Scoop's Party Breaks: Volume 1
  • 2006: In the Club
  • 2007: Outside the Club
  • 2008: In the Queue to Get Back Into the Club
  • 2009: Refused Re-entry to the Club
  • 2010: Arguing With Door Staff of the Club
  • 2011: Barred For Life From the Club

Compilation albums


Year Name Chart positions<ref>http://acharts.us/performer/fat_man_scoop</ref> Certifications
2003 "Be Faithful" 112 92 24 5 11 13 28 1 15 15 1
2004 "It Takes Scoop" (featuring DJ Kool) 24 44 15 33 9
"In the Club"
2006 "Dance!" (featuring Lumidee and Goleo VI) 30 5 32
"U Sexy Girl" (featuring Elephant Man and Jabba)
2007 "Talk 2 Me" (featuring Ken) 89
2009 "New Year's Anthem" (featuring DJ Class)

Featured singles

Awards and nominations



As a hype man for various artists, he had some appearances and had performed with other artists. The following list are people he had done a song with and may contain other artists he appeared with in that song:

See also

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