Doug E. Fresh

From21 June 2019to03 August 2019

Doug E. Fresh

Doug E. Fresh is a hip-hop artist hailing from Harlem, New York, the United States who was born on September 17th, 1966. Since debuting in 1983 he has released four studio albums along with a host of singles and is famous for being one of the greatest beatboxers in the world.

There’s an argument to be made that Douglas E Davis is responsible for the term beatboxer becoming an expression at all. It was he who coined the nickname “The Original Human Beatbox” while he was making a name for himself as a rapper and performer around Harlem, and while others might have enjoyed more commercial success than him with their skills, they still own one hell of a debt to Doug E. Fresh. His first recorded appearance was on the Spoonie Gee and DJ Spivey single “Pass The Buddha”, and after that, his most notable early performance was with The Treacherous Three for their track “Beat Street”. This exposure meant that Fresh began building up some hype around himself, and began to release solo singles with the labels Enjoy and Entertainment.

By the end of 1985, Fresh was one of the biggest names in hip-hop with his group The Get Fresh Crew (which featured a young Slick Rick in its line up). He was having hits on both sides of the Atlantic with his single “The Show” hurtling into the top ten of the UK singles chart at number 7. By 1988, he had gone some way of earning the title he gave himself on his second solo album “The World’s Greatest Entertainer”, which is a title he keeps to this very day. Remaining an influence even today, it was even Fresh’s dance moves that inspired the Cali Swag District to record the smash hit single “Teach Me How To Dougie” in 2010, a good couple of decades after Fresh’s last charting hit. Some talents never truly die, and as long as true hip-hop is still a cultural force, Doug E. Fresh will still be one of the men to thank for that. Highly recommended.

Friday 21 June 2019
Doug E. Fresh
with MC Hammer, Dj Kool, and 2 others
Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME, US

Friday 05 July 2019
Doug E. Fresh
2019 Essence Festival 3-Day Weekend Package 2019
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA, US

Saturday 03 August 2019
Doug E. Fresh
with MC Hammer, Sir Mix-a-lot, and 3 others
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX, US

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