Frankie Cutlass, born Frank Malave, was born in New York City’s Spanish Harlem. Frankie started picking up fans at local parties and clubs as a precocious and talented 13-year-old DJ. while still maintaining an edge as a DJ by playing consistently in clubs, both Dance- and Hip-Hop-oriented, and began to grasp America's culture first and through the influence of Hip-Hop. Frankie Cutlass 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 Movi
1991 - Lisette Melendez Together Forever RIAA Certified Gold Album
1993 - K7 - Swing Batta Swing RIAA Certified Gold Album
1995 - Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape, Vol. 1: 60 Minutes of Funk RIAA Certified Gold Album
1996 - Don't Be a Menace to South Central Soundtrack - RIAA Certified Gold Album
1996 – Puertoriqueno Del Bronx presented an award for Positive Role Model for the Latino Community
1997 – Awarded the Hijo Del Barrio Award by the Theatro Puertoriqueno
2000- Charlie"s Angers Soundtrack - RIAAA Certified Triple Platinum
2000 - Fatboy Slim - Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars - RIAAA Certified Platinum
2010 – Awarded with the 1st Annual Old Timers Award, recognized as a legendary latino in the music business.
Frankie Cutlass’s tracks