Frank Malave (born January 16, 1971) better known by his stage name Frankie Cutlass was born and raise in New York City’s Spanish Harlem also known as El Barrio, to Puerto Rican parents Delia Rivera Malave, a housewife, and Firpo Malave from Cayey, Puerto Rico. He's the youngest of 9 children, father of two daughters Karisma Malave and Faith Malave. Frankie started picking up fans at local parties and clubs as a talented 13-year-old DJ. He began to grasp America's culture through the influence of Hip-Hop and Dance Music. Frankie first hit the deck in the '80s at the age of 15, and moved into production working with Freestyle Music Artist such as, TKA, K7, Safire, The Cover Girls, George Lamond, Cynthia, Judy Torres, Lisette Melendez, Corina, & More, Chrissy I-Eeece and many others.
By the early 1990’s, Frankie’s joined superstar DJ FunkMaster Flex’s and often spun at special events, and on the airwave for New York City’s Hot 97 (WQHT) Radio Station. Frankie is best known for hits like "Puerto Rico Ho!" and "Shake What Your Mama Gave Ya!". Frankie’s interest had expanded into production as well as performance, leading him to work with popular artists such as Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Fat Joe, Joell Ortiz, Redman, Mobb Deep, M.O.P, Lost Boyz, Smif-n-Wessun, Biz Markie, Cool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E Fresh,Shaggy, Lumidee and veteran Latin Music artists such as Tito Nieves on his smash "I Like It Like That" and Latin Hip Hop Artist Voltio.
Unsurpassed energy and style continues to take root in the musical consciousness of America. The Cutlass sound forms the backbone for much of today’s popular music, such as on the “Charlie’s Angels Part 1” soundtrack, certified 3x Platinum selling soundtrack, “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central” was a certified Gold-selling soundtrack, the soundtrack to the movie remake of “Gloria” starring Sharon Stone, collaborations on Jennifer Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud” DVD, as well as a “Blockbuster Movie” television commercial.
1991 - Lisette Melendez Together Forever RIAA Certified Gold Album