Alex "Frak" Fraknoi

Songwriter, Battle Rapper, Producer, Comedian, and Music Video Director
Frak is a songwriter who loves teaching people of all ages and backgrounds how to express themselves through poetry and song.


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Frak is a rapper from the Bay Area. A songwriter, battle rapper, producer, comedian, and music video director, Frak's art sits at the intersection of several mediums. He's dropped 2 albums, Limewire ’03 and Bagels, with over a million streams and views across platforms. He has performed on BET, MTV, and Team Backpack, and his music has played during the Warriors playoff run at Oracle Arena.

Known for his freestyle skills, Frak started rapping at age 15 as the Bay Area MC Olympics champion, and since has been rap battling from Canada to the UK at events like Tourettes without Regrets and King of the Dot. He works with an organization called Youth Speaks, teaching hip-hop writing and freestyling around the Bay Area. He has played at festivals such as Hiero Day and Electric Forest and opened for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Doja Cat, Travis Scott, Zion I and Earth, and Wind & Fire.


"This is my favorite Speakeasy event so far. I love the little sense of community and trust that is established from taking a series of classes with the same group of people. I genuinely look forward to this all week and hope that there is an opportunity for more series of classes like this one and for potentially this class to continue to a next level type of series. Thank you for creating this outlet and experience!"

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"Always a little scary to share creative work, but Frak does a great job of putting people at ease."

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"We love Frak so much we gave up an hour of the best weather day of the year to join this session. And it was worth it!"

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