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The trio is widely known for using beatbox in their songs. The group opened doors for beatboxers like Biz Markie and Doug E. The Fat Boys was one of the first rap groups to release full-length rap albums, along with Run-D. Beloved for their comedic, self-deprecating rhymes, the group released 7 studio albums, 4 of which went Gold by RIAA.
The album Crushin' received a Platinum status due to their loud single " Wipeout ", which was recorded together with the American rock group The Beach Boys. The next Mirror Part IX - Project Pitchfork - Souls / Island, Coming Back Hard Againrepeated the formula of the previous one and received a Gold status due to the successful single "The Twist Yo, Twist ", recorded together with American rock 'n roll singer Chubby Checker.
The group also starred in three feature films in the s, thereby strengthening the popularity of hip-hop in America: Krush GrooveKnights of the City and Disorderlies. Ina Swiss-born promoter named Charles Stettler, the owner of his own label Tin Pan Apple, decided to make a hip-hop talent contest.
To find a sponsor, the promoter went to WBLS radio station, which recommended him to a couple of sponsors. For the next three months, contests were held to identify the winner in each boroughs of New York City every Saturday afternoon. It was decided to organize an event at Radio City Music Halland this was the first event in the history Fat Boys - Crushin the concert hall, which was attended by black artists.
Magic from the famous radio program Rap Attack at the time. According to the terms of the competition, the winner signed a contract to a record deal. The Fat Boys members, then calling themselves The Disco 3, were unexpected winners. Inthe group released their debut single "Reality" under the name The Disco 3.
The single was produced by jazz guitarist and keyboardist of Roy Ayers Avec Squon A - Vincenzo Présente Various - Vue Des Blocks III jazz-funk band, James Mason. Since the group did not have a manager, Charles Stettler took over this position. Stettler took the group to the European Bus Tour, where he told them to gain more weight.
The concerts ended at 12 o'clock in the evening, and they could not get to the hotel until two o'clock in the morning, and only places like McDonald's and Burger King were open. So they gained weight. But since so much was happening, the group members did not even notice it on the tour and did not consider themselves fat. On the occasion of the renaming of the group, was held a party at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. Charlie Stettler introduced the group to producer Kurtis Blowwho gave them his signature sound.
The group's self-titled debut album, Fat Boysis considered by many to be the first hip-hop album to feature such an element as beatbox. Darren "The Human Beat Box" Robinson was a pioneer in beatboxing, he used his mouth to create hip-hop percussion sounds. He and another rapper, Doug E. Freshpopularized beatboxing, inspiring other artists to innovate, including Biz Markie. One day inRussell Simmons storming into Stettler's office and told him that he was going to make a Fresh Fest Tour '84 festival, in which his groups and break dancers would take part.
But the young promoter could not return to the beverage company, so he called his only Swiss friend and asked him if there was anything the Swiss were trying to sell.
Wrist watch Swatch turned out to be such a product. Russell Simmons didn't want to take The Fat Boys on the tour, because nobody heard of them at that point. Then Stettler went to an old Tower Records store on Broadway and handed out 5, flyers that read: "Guess the weight of The Fat Boys and the person who wins hits cans of diet Pepsi and one dollar". Therefore, thousands of children lined up at the Tower Records store.
In the end, the boy from Harlem won. Channel Fat Boys - Crushin for its Past The Margin - Epidemic (14) - Monochrome Skies EP filmed this event on camera, including how pepsi-cola was delivered to Harlem.
Then Stettler called Russell Simmons to show him such a group ad. In response, Simmons said that this is just a local advertising. The next day, Stettler Chemical Data - MetaComplex - Metaverse in the newspaper that The Jackson 5 was going to be reunited at a concert in October So he called his wife and part-time partner and asked her to write a press release saying that The Jackson 5 have picked an unknown group The Fat Boys as their opening act.
As a result, Stettler himself distributed this press release across the city. Ha-ha-ha, Stick 'Em! The American office of the company Swatch starting to do some offbeat, interesting campaigns, and agreed to star the Fat Boys in one commercial of watches on MTVwhere the group members jumped out of helicopters, despite the fact that time MTV did not put hip-hop on the air.
Fat Boys did not receive any payment for the time in advertising, but received a lot of free time on MTV, which helped the group to become popular among young people. Based on their good sense of humor, the trio starred in feature film Krush Groove and in feature film Disorderlieswhich featured Ralph Bellamy as a millionaire invalid who receives bumbling care by his good-natured orderlies played by the Fat Boyswith a cameo by manager Stettler.
Attempting to capitalize on the appearance-oriented name of the Fat Boys, another hip hop group dubbed itself the Skinny Boysand yet another the Fat Boys - Crushin Girls. The popularity of those groups was mild in comparison, however. Hoping to repeat the success of Run-D. The music video begins with an announcement of a boxing match, The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys are attending Fat Boys - Crushin match. The match is interrupted by a fight. In the following scene, The Fat Boys load up a car with swimsuits and then drive off.
The Beach Boys are driving in a dune buggy through the city. Both bands go around the city in the direction of a beach, while they perform the Good Love - Various - Stereo Sushi 13 and animate the inhabitants of the city to come to the beach. Meanwhile, at the beach Fat Boys - Crushin of The Fat Boys tries to lift a heavy weight and is laughed at by two women because of failure, another playing volleyball and another surfing.
The Beach Boys on the other hand are DJing in the street. In the course of the video all celebrate a beach Fat Boys - Crushin . The next album called Coming Back Hard Again repeated the formula of the previous one.
The song peaked at number 46 on UK Top on November 5, for 4 weeks. However, the tastes of the listeners at that time Fat Boys - Crushin already changed. By taking part in the rash rap opera On And Onthe group tried to regain its fame, but this only accelerated the breakup of the group.
Blige which included her debut single, " Real Love ". Inthe remaining two members, Kool Rock-Ski and Buff Love, carried on as a duo and released Mack Daddybut shortly thereafter, the group disbanded until According to the website, the Fat Boys recorded its first track "Fat Boys Unite" in nearly two decades and have plans of doing a reality TV show in search of James Doesnt Exist - The Return To Sanity new member.
It mentioned that the two surviving members reunited and were touring with Doug E. Fresh who was providing the beatboxing. There has been no confirmation as to whether he is the new third permanent member. This was produced by the group's manager, Louis Gregory, publicly known as Uncle Louie. Kool Rock-ski resides in New York. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.
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