Hip hop icon Flavor Flav will be hosting a free fan meet-and-greet and announcing the grand prize winner of a 2015 Maserati Ghibli at Soboba Casino from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26.

Club Soboba cardholders will have an opportunity to meet Flavor Flav. Group passes will be issued starting at 4 p.m. for Club Soboba members to have their photo professionally taken with Flav, and receive an autographed photo of the star. Not a member of the club? Joining is free. The event will take place in the smoke-free banquet room next to AC’s Lounge at the casino; all guests must be 21 or older.

Flav’s visit to the Inland Empire comes on the heels of Soboba Casino’s “King of Bling” promotion, which ran during March and April. Players had a chance to win a share of $170,000 in free slot play, and one lucky player will walk away holding the keys to a brand new 2015 Maserati Ghibli.

Born William Jonathan Drayton Jr., Flav is known worldwide for his work with the legendary Hip hop performance group Public Enemy.  Many also know him from the VH1 reality-television series, “The Surreal Life” episodes “Strange Love” and “Flavor of Love.” Flav popularized the role of the hype man now used regularly throughout the Hip Hop genre.  In his own words, “The hype man’s job is to get everybody out of their seats and on the dance floor to have a good time.” Some of his notable exclamations of hype include chanting, “Yeah, boy!” and “Flavor Flav!” during performances. Flav, as well as, the rest of his Public Enemy crew, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. (http://rockhall.com/inductees/public-enemy/bio/)

Soboba Casino Director of Marketing Michael J. Broderick remarked, “We are very excited to be hosting Flavor Flav, a true musical prodigy and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Flav has promised some surprises for his fans, and he has even hinted that he might pick up the mic for an impromptu set.”

Soboba Casino is located at 23333 Soboba Road, San Jacinto.