Frankie Dean known by his stage name Franko Fraize is an independent British rapper from Thetford, Norfolk.
Fraize started posting his music on MySpace and YouTube, eventually being featured on BBC Norfolk, BBC Suffolk and BBC Radio 1Xtra before having his single "Treasures" featuring Kamilla Lovett playlisted on BBC Radio 1 in January 2014. The video for the track had also been added to music TV channels Flava and Channel AKA.
In 2012, he supported Mike Skinner on the Norwich leg of The D.O.T. tour. Prior to having his track "Treasures" playlisted, Fraize had an earlier single – "Watch How I'm Moving" – playlisted as well. He also had his video for "Hand Me Downs" chosen for the BBC Music Video Festival where it was broadcast on big screens across the UK. In December 2013, "Hand Me Downs" was featured on Sky Sports' football magazine show Soccer AM.
Fraize started working for BT aged 19 as an apprentice. As of January 2014, he still works for BT in business improvement in Norwich.
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