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History of Beatboxing

Learn the history of beatboxing in this Howcast video with Beatboxer Entertainment.


What's really great about the history of beatboxing is that all the practitioners are here, most of them are here now. They started it. Which is like unlike a lot like other genres. People forget that Hip Hop itself is only since the late seventies. The person that I'd say started beatboxing is Doug E. Fresh. We really got to see Doug around 1983, 84, when Beat Street came out. That's when you really got the scene. Okay, this is beatboxing. You know what I'm saying, beatbox, Doug E. Fresh, you know what I mean - wow. With the Christmas Rap from the Treachours Three. That's the first when the world got a chance to see beatboxing as a whole. People were just really into it. On the same note you have to give props to Darren Robinson who was the beatboxer for the Fat Boys, who was also know by the name Buffy. He was just really dope, he had whole different type of sound. Where Dough E. had like p-k-p-k, with the clicks, very clean and everything, Buffy had a pf-huh-huh you know what I mean. It's a very harsh sound that he was actually able to do you know to the extend that he did it at. Around that time you had Jock Box from the Skinny Boys, who started coming out, you had Ready Rock C with the Fresh Prince, who is now known as Will Smith. Back in the day it was him, Ready Rock C and Dj Jazzy Jeff. You had Biz Markie coming out a little bit later. It's funny because you know I like Biz because of him beatboxing and talking at the same time, which Buffy did a little bit as well. But I like Biz because he set up a movement to do stuff with words that I do now. That's why I think Biz Markie was always very cutting edge. He is to me one those underrated beatboxers because he is so avantgarde in how he approaches stuff.

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