March 27th, 2005

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10:40 pm - Bust the beat!
If anybody else remembers the "human beat box" phenomenon as fondly as I do, check out this virtuoso combining the human beat box with the harmonica.  Honestly it's a little too grad-student music recital edgy virtuoso, but even so, this guy is phenomenal. (SWF video, 4.5MB)

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Current Music: Berlioz - Dream of the Witches' Sabbath

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[User Picture] From: clme
Date: March 27th, 2005 - 09:25 pm
Oh man... Thats great.

What ever happened to beat-boxing? Anything that was mainstream enough to get referenced on the Cosby show doesn't seem like it should have disappeared as fast as that did.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: March 28th, 2005 - 05:53 am
I think you just answered your own question - for icons of inner-city culture, getting referenced on the Cosby show is like getting Hepatitis C.

Probably also worth noting that it died out at a time when it was really popular for white kids to like rap... but very few white kids liked beat-boxing. Things that make you go HMMMM.

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