Fat Boys

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Because of their comic image, some hip-hoppers dismissed the Fat Boys as a novelty act -- some, but not many. The fact is that they were among the best and most popular rappers of the mid-1980s. Along with Run-D.M.C., L.L. Cool J, and Whodini, the Fat Boys were the finest that hip-hop's "Second Generation" as it was called had to offer. After making some noise as the Disco Three, the rotund Brooklynites changed their name to the Fat Boys in 1984 and hit big with this excellent debut album, which is humorous, wildly entertaining, and unapologetically funky. Everything from "Fat Boys" to the amusing "Jailhouse Rap" proves that their rapping skills were first-rate. One of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Because of their comic image, some hip-hoppers dismissed the Fat Boys as a novelty act -- some, but not many. The fact is that they were among the best and most popular rappers of the mid-1980s. Along with Run-D.M.C., L.L. Cool J, and Whodini, the Fat Boys were the finest that hip-hop's "Second Generation" as it was called had to offer. After making some noise as the Disco Three, the rotund Brooklynites changed their name to the Fat Boys in 1984 and hit big with this excellent debut album, which is humorous, wildly entertaining, and unapologetically funky. Everything from "Fat Boys" to the amusing "Jailhouse Rap" proves that their rapping skills were first-rate. One of the group's strongest assets was Darren Robinson, aka the Human Beat Box, who was known for making percussive sounds with his voice. A celebration of his talent, "Human Beat Box" uses no actual instruments -- only Robinson emulating them. This album is a true hip-hop classic. [The 2012 reissue was packaged in a small pizza-box replica and added eight bonus tracks, including "Reality" their first A-side, as Disco 3 and "All You Can Eat" from the Krush Groove soundtrack.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2012
  • Label: Tin Pan Apple
  • UPC: 120661010122
  • Catalog Number: 101
  • Sales rank: 31,799

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Fat Boys Primary Artist
Kurtis Blow Vocals, Musician
Alyson Williams Vocals
Audrey Wheeler Vocals
Angie Blake Vocals
Dave Ogrin Musician
David Reeves Musician
Larry Smith Musician
Tashawn Vocals
Donald Blackman Musician
Tony McLaughlin Musician
Danny Harris Musician
Frances Johnson Vocals
Technical Credits
Kurtis Blow Composer, Producer
Mark Morales Composer
Art Kass Executive Producer
Damon Wimbley Composer
Steve Friedman Back Cover Photo
Charles Stettler Executive Producer, Photo Courtesy
Trevor Gendron Reissue Design, Reissue Package
Lynda West Cover Design, Photo Courtesy
Noah Uman Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Frank Giraldi Cover Photo
Herb Powers Jr. Mastering
James Mason Producer
M. Samps Remastering
Curtis Robinson Composer
Andreas Nicolai Memorabilia
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