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Doug E. Fresh
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Doug E. Fresh performing in Brooklyn in 2010
Background information
Birth name Douglas E. Davis
Born September 17, 1966 (1966-09-17) (age 55)
Origin Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Beatboxer, rapper, record producer
Years active 1983–present
Labels Reality/Fantasy
Bust It/Capitol
Gee Street Records
Associated acts Slick Rick, Vicious, MC Hammer, Teddy Riley Prince

Douglas Davis, better known by his stage name Doug E. Fresh (born September 17, 1966), is a Barbadian-born American rapper, record producer and beatboxer, also known as the "Human Beat Box". The pioneer of 20th-century American beatboxing, Fresh is able to accurately imitate drum machines and various special effects using only his mouth, lips, gums, throat, tongue and a microphone.

In the early 1980s he formed the Get Fresh Crew with DJs Chill Will and Barry B and later added rapper Slick Rick. Two of their songs "The Show" and "La Di Da Di" are considered early hip hop classics. "La Di Da Di", in particular, is one of the most sampled songs in music history.

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