Doug E. Fresh Biography

Unquestionably one of the greatest beat-boxers of all time, Doug E. Fresh capably created an extraordinary palette of rhythmic and musical noises with his mouth, often in a nimble, giddy mode instantly distinguishable from the booming, raspy tones of the Fat Boys' Human Beat Box (may he rest in peace). Born Doug E. Davis on September 17, 1966, in Barbados, Fresh moved to New York and made his 1983 recording debut on the 12" single "Pass the Budda" with Spoonie Gee on the Spotlight label. Spoonie was the nephew of legendary Harlem record-store and label owner Bobby Robinson, who had issued hits like Bobby Marchan's 1960 R&B #1 "Something on My Mind," a protorap classic. He also released "Just Having Fun" by Douge [sic] Fresh with DJ's Chill Will and Barry Bee on his Enjoy label in 1984, a hard-rocking electro jam that showcased Fresh's stunning beat-box talent. Fresh's 1985 single "The Show/La Di Da Di," on the Reality label, made him one of hip-hop's biggest stars and launched the career of Slick Rick (then known as MC Ricky D). "The Show" was exactly what its title suggested, both a showcase for Fresh's Get Fresh Crew and a narrative tale leading up to Fresh rocking a live show; most hip-hop fans at the time memorized it verbatim. In fact, Fresh's vitality was due to his ability to rock a crowd (a skill that has unfortunately lost currency as hip-hop has aged), and his debut album, Oh, My God!, translated his stage-tested routines superbly to the studio. Although Fresh's popularity had faded by the '90s, he received a memorable name-check on A Tribe Called Quest's track "What?" when Q-Tip wondered, "What is hip-hop if it doesn't have violence? Chill for a minute, Doug E. Fresh said silence." His 1995 comeback album Play was an entertaining reinvigoration of old-school styles. Fresh maintains a profile on the hip-hop scene, hosting old-school events in New York's Central Park and elsewhere. In 2002, Fresh authored Think Again, the first book in Scholastic's Rap & Read series of children's books, which came with a CD single of Fresh rapping the story over a Prince Paul beat. Book Doug E. Fresh for shows and concerts at Heavy Rotation booking agency. Worldwide Bookings with HR Booking. Doug E. Fresh Booking, Book Doug E. Fresh. Book artists like Doug E. Fresh, Doug E. Fresh booking agent, contact Doug E. Fresh email, Doug E. Fresh manager, Doug E. Fresh management for concerts, bookings, biography, pictures, videos. Doug E. Fresh may be available for your club shows, private party, festivals or other events.