BOOM chika chika Thbbbppt UHUHUHUHUHUHUH!
December 13, 2002 8:16 AM   Subscribe

Check it out party people its the Human Beatbox! So you're hanging out with pals, and one of them starts throwing out the mad rhymes. You've got this incredible urge to back him up by creating wika-wika-wika noises just like the Fat Boys, but how? Learn how to here, and maybe someday, if you work hard enough... you'll be as good as "That Guy From Police Academy."
posted by Stan Chin (11 comments total)
notable Beatboxers over the years....

-Doug E. Fresh
-The Skinny Boys
-Killa Kel
-Greg Nice
-DMX- (not the barking dog you see now-a-days. the guy who used to beatbox with Just Ice.)
posted by LouieLoco at 8:41 AM on December 13, 2002

Coolest. Post. Ever.
posted by Jeremy at 8:50 AM on December 13, 2002

Anybody know who did the Beatbox in those MTV commercials with Slick Rick? That guy sounded amazing.
posted by octavius at 8:55 AM on December 13, 2002

Probably Doug E. Fresh. They were a duo. Of sorts. I don't think he's getting deported though.
posted by yerfatma at 8:59 AM on December 13, 2002

you'll be as good as "That Guy From Police Academy."

You mean Doug E. Fresh, the human beatbox.
posted by the fire you left me at 9:15 AM on December 13, 2002

if you're into this, you MUST check out

i saw this guy perform and he is unbelieveable. I believe he's taken his show to NY, so new yorkers, try and catch it.

it's a one-man show told through beatbox -- sounds stupid, but it's very well done.
posted by fishfucker at 9:18 AM on December 13, 2002

Actually, I think the beatboxer in the the Slick Rick MTV ads was Rahzel, from the Roots.
posted by nicwolff at 9:33 AM on December 13, 2002

Thanks, nicwolff. That clip's been looming in my subconscious for a long time.
posted by octavius at 9:50 AM on December 13, 2002

Great post. saw Killa Kella in Cardiff a few weeks ago.
He got mad skillz, yo!
posted by bhell13 at 12:12 PM on December 13, 2002

there's a documentary called breath control that screened at resfest... great look at the history of beatboxing. watch out, you'll fall in love with Marie Daulne from Zap Mama.
posted by jcruelty at 12:46 PM on December 13, 2002

Beatboxing (or vocal percussion) is still going strong. There's a whole organization of them.

You can also get instructional videos.
posted by shylock at 1:45 PM on December 13, 2002

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