Beatboxing is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice. Beatboxing often is called «the fifth element» of hip-hop culture.
Birth: 1982 Bloom: 1987
Modern beatboxing technics include many different vocals effects: singing, vocal scratching, imitations of brass sound, etc.
The term «beatboxing» is derived from the mimicry of the first generation of drum machines, then known as beatboxes. «Human beatboxing» in hip-hop originated in 1980s. Its early pioneers include Doug E. Fresh, the self-proclaimed first «human beatbox», but actually the similar technique was used in 1968 in the cartoon «Шпионские страсти» («Passion of Spies»).
Beatboxing emerged in New York and then spread over the world. The first beatboxing artists were Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, and Buffy from «Fat Boys».
Beatboxing is often used as an accompaniment in hip-hop compositions. Australian Benjamin Stanford also known as Dub FX transformed this particularized art into a genre, creating songs that contain only of his voice processed through several effect pedals and loopers.
Umbrellate style: Hip-hop/Rap
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