Isaac Freeman III, better known under his Fatman Scoop moniker, is a hip-hop artist probably best known for the chart hit “Be Faithful.”
Freeman received the nickname after appearing as an ice cream man in the Fugees’ video for their single “Killing Me Softly”.
Fatman Scoop is stylistically loud, repetitive, and boisterous, similar to a hip-hop hype man. His first appearance as a solo artist was on Timbaland & Magoo’s “Drop” in 2001, but it wasn’t until 2003 that the single “Be Faithful” was a massive hit on the club circuit and topped the U.K. charts.
The track was included on his album Party Breaks, Vol. 1 along with the next singles “It Takes Scoop” featuring DJ Kool and “In the Club” in 2004.
In 2006 FMS returned with the singles “Dance” featuring Lum and “U Sexy Girl,” but it was his appearance on hit singles such as Mariah Carey’s “It’s Like That” and Missy Elliott’s Grammy Award-winning “Lose Control” that gained more chart success.
Freeman released “Talk to Me” in 2007 and “New Year’s Anthem” in 2009, both failing to chart, but it was his guest appearances that proved to be his most commercial, featuring on tracks by the likes of Bob Sinclar (“Rock the Boat,” 2012), LL Cool J (“We Came to Party,” 2013), and Skrillex (“Recess,” 2014). Coinciding with his music career, he is also a presenter on the popular New York radio station WQHT and creates a regular podcast entitled Man and Wife TV with his wife Shanda Freeman on which the couple talked openly about their relationship.