*Pioneering rapper and graffiti artist Fab Five Freddy is launching an exhibition of his artwork in New York.

The original host of Yo! MTV Raps” has put a number of his personal canvas pieces on display in a series described as an abstract exploration of Freddy’s graffiti experience as a youngster growing up in New York City.

The art show at Manhattan’s Gallery 151 opens on Wednesday (June 8) and will run until July 1, reports AllHipHop.com.