Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Fat Boys - Self-Titled (1984)

I guess unless you grew up in America in the early 80's you may not know what kind of force the Fat Boys let loose upon our youth. Already knee-deep in hip-hop by that time I (forgive the pun, please) ate up their first album here. Beatboxing was something that we'd all heard or heard-of but never had it fit so nicely into a song sructure. All too often the Fat Boys have been written off as lame or not real enough by critics. That's why Oscar Wilde said of critics ,"They know the price of everything and the value of nothing". They were a powerful force in early mainstream rap music and I wish to pay my respects here by sharing this with you. There are to be many more old school hip-hop posts until I get off my ass and create that old school blog I have been muttering about here at home. So, please enjoy and share with friends. Peace.

1. Jailhouse Rap
2. Stick 'Em
3. Can You Feel It?
4. Fat Boys
5. The Place To Be
6. Human Beat Box
7. Don't You Dog Me

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DaddyRich said...

Anonymous said...

more old school please

iunex said...

Nice thank you!~

gspeedlace said...

The Fat Boys' swatch ads were some of the finest bizarro television advertising of the 80s. Thanks for this!

McBoozo the Clown said...

Yeah baby, gotta love this album!!!