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Published on Jul 24, 2009

From 1984 Album: "Fat Boys".....

Fat Boys' Site:
http://www.originalfatboys.com/

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Buff Love, the Human Beatbox, was a pioneer in beatboxing (using his mouth to portray the typical hip hop percussion "scratch 'n mix" sounds). Buff Love and another contemporary Doug E. Fresh popularized beatboxing, inspiring other artists to innovate, including Biz Markie and later, others such as Rahzel. Attempting to capitalize on the appearance-oriented name of the Fat Boys, another hip hop group dubbed themselves The Skinny Boys, and yet another The Fat Girls. Their popularity was mild in comparison, however.
For their 1987 album, Crushin', the Fat Boys made a cover version of The Surfaris' hit, "Wipe Out", with The Beach Boys singing back-up vocals. The single made it to #12 on the Billboard chart, and #10 on the corresponding R&B listing. The Fat Boys also recorded a version of "The Twist" with Chubby Checker who covered it in 1960.
Capitalizing on their good humored personalities, the trio starred in the 1985 Run DMC feature film Krush Groove and in the feature film Disorderlies (1987), which featured Ralph Bellamy as a millionaire invalid who receives bumbling care by his good-natured orderlies (played by the Fat Boys). They were later approached to record the theme song for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988), called "Are You Ready for Freddy," which featured Robert Englund performing as Freddy Krueger.
The group's popularity ballooned by the '90s, and Prince Markie Dee left the group to pursue solo interests. In 1991, the remaining two members, Kool Rock Ski and Buff Love carried on as a duo and released Mack Daddy (1991), but shortly thereafter disbanded (until 2008). The Original Fat Boys are fondly regarded as a seminal part of early rap music recording history. In December 10, 1995, Buff Love died of a heart attack in Rosedale, Queens, New York. He was 28 years old and reportedly weighed 450 lbs. Prince Markie Dee is currently managed by Uncle Louie Management and is a radio host for WMIB 103.5 FM 'The Beat' in Miami, Florida on its afternoon drive-time show. Kool Rock-ski is managed by Uncle Louie Management and resides in New York.
The surviving members of the Fat Boys launched OriginalFatBoys.com their first official homepage on November 5, 2008. The Original Fat Boys are both managed by Uncle Louie Management and Uncle Louie Music Group, Louis L. Gregory, where they are embarking on a comeback.[1]
According to their official website, the Fat Boys have recently recorded their first track in nearly two decades and have plans of doing a reality TV show in search of a new member. [1]
In the CW's Everybody Hates Chris, The episode "Everybody Hates Fake ID's" from the fourth season revolves around Chris and Greg's attempts to enter a Fat Boys concert in 1987.
In March of 2009 Kool Rock-ski announced the launch of his official website the Official Kool Rock website. His first solo project, an EP is slated for release on April 14, 2009.

Extended & updated info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_boys

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