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The Fat Boys: Fat Boys

Track List

>Jail House Rap
>Stick 'Em
>Can You Feel It?
>Fat Boys
>Place to Be, The
>Human Beat Box
>Don't You Dog Me
>International Love
>All You Can Eat
>Fat Boys Promo (Mr. Magic's Rap Attack)
>Fat Boys and Charlie Stettler Interview
>Fat Boys Interview A
>Fat Boys Interview B

Album Reviews:

Q (Magazine) (p.115) - "[I]ts boom-bap rhythms, funky basslines and good humour jogged hip-hop's needle towards the radio-friendly rhymes of Tone Loc and Young MC and the wry storytelling of A Tribe Called Quest."

XXL (Magazine Publisher) (p.91) - "Produced by rapper Kurtis Blow, their self-titled debut combined Mark 'Prince Markie Dee' Morales and Damon 'Kool Rock-Ski' Wimbley's raw rhymes with Darren 'The Human Beat Box' Robinson's booming vocal percussion."

Album Notes

Audio Mixer: Dave Ogrin.

Audio Remasterer: M. Samps.

Liner Note Author: Noah Uman.

Recording information: Mr. Magic's Rap Attack (01/23/1984/04/20/1984).

Photographer: Steve Friedman.

It's easy to forget that at one time hip-hop was considered an underground phenomenon, but in the mid-80s, a few important records broke rap music into the mainstream. Though often dismissed as a novelty, THE FAT BOYS was one of the most influential and most fun. With a trade-off style similar to Run-DMC, the Boys extolled the virtues of all manner of good times over choice old-skool tracks courtesy of the legendary Kurtis Blow. Perhaps the record's most notable contribution, however, was the song "Human Beatbox," which in addition to sparking the humorous catchphrase "stick `em ha-ha-ha stick `em," introduced the masses to the then-new art form of "beatboxing," or creating hip-hop tracks solely with vocally-produced sounds.


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