Welcome to the 1st edition of TyLeishia’s Hot Blog Celebrity Icons & Greats “Here & Now” This is, “A place where Icons and greats rock this space” a spot that’s hot with yesterdays and today’s pronominal artists. Here you will know what they are up to now and you just may even get the scoop on the spot like “Did you know?” I will be sharing, “TyLeishia’s Hot Blog & Commentary” and hope you will enjoy catching up with the greatest artists that have paved the way for today’s artists and music for musicians, singers and more!
So who better than to start off with than Douglas E. Davis but you all know him as the undisputed first human beat boxer “Doug E. Fresh.” Let’s go!
(Bio courtesy of the team of Doug E. Fresh I do not own any of the videos or photos. No copyright infringement intended. The video is courtesy of YouTube user TheDudeMinds89)
The first human beatbox in the rap world, and still the best of all time, Doug E. Fresh amazed audiences with his note-perfect imitations of drum machines, effects, and often large samples of hip-hop classics. Fresh was born Doug E. Davis in Barbados, and his first appearance came in 1983 on a single for Spotlight called “Pass the Budda,” with Spoonie Gee and DJ Spivey. His introduction to most hip-hop fans, though, came one year later with his astonishing performance in Beat Street behind the Treacherous Three. His first solo features also came in 1984, with “Just Having Fun,” waxed for Enjoy, and “Original Human Beatbox” for Vinentertainment.
By 1985, Fresh was one of the biggest names in rap music, and his first single for Reality, “The Show/La Di Da Di,” became a hip-hop classic.
It was recorded with his Get Fresh Crew, including MC Ricky D (only later to gain fame as Slick Rick), along with Barry Bee and Chill Will. His first LP, 1987’s Oh, My God!, featured most of his showpieces, like “Play This Only at Night” and “All the Way to Heaven,” along with nods to reggae and even gospel. His second album, 1988’s The World’s Greatest Entertainer, broke into the Billboard charts thanks to another hot single, “Keep Risin’ to the Top,” but Slick Rick had already broken from the pack and his LP of the same year, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, did much better than Doug E. Fresh. Fresh took a break and wasn’t able to regain momentum with 1992’s Doin’ What I Gotta Do, released through MC Hammer’s Bust It label. He did reunite on a Slick Rick LP, and recorded again in 1995 for Gee Street.
So where is he now and what is he doing? According to his website Doug E is about a great work still! He’s attended and supported events like “Songs for America,” still visiting radio shows locally and across the globe, He’s an Executive Producer of “Being,” thought provoking talks on BET and planned parenthood, He was on the Soul Train Cruise, Made an appearance in April 2016 at a car show in Chicago and the hip hop awards with Snoop.
TyLeishia’s Hot Blog & Commentary for Doug E Fresh
So, just when you think his work is done it doesn’t look like he’s raring to slow down anytime soon. He is the King and the first to spit sounds that have you undeniably rocking or bobbing your head for real! Doug baby you keep bumping that blessed mouth of an instrument of yours and I will keep moving and grooving to you as long as there is a beat, I know that’s the original beat box non other than Doug E. Fresh! Now does he really need an introduction? really?
And the beat goes on baby, you can check out Doug E. Fresh on his web to see where and what he’s doing today and in the future at iamdougefresh.com
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DID YOU KNOW?
Doug E. Fresh has 2 sons that’s also talented artists 22-year-old Dayquan “Slim” Davis and 20-year-old Solomon “Trips” Davis. I guess it runs in the family how cool is that?
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