Today, Sept. 17, is the birthday of one of hip-hop's fresh pioneers, Doug E. Fresh. He is now 52.

Known across the world as "the Human Beat Box," Fresh has enjoyed a career that extends back to 1984. Fresh is considered the pioneer of beat-boxing: being able to imitate the sound of drum using only his mouth, lips, gums, throat, and a microphone. Doug E. is perhaps best known for his work with his fellow old school legend, Slick Rick, on his monstrously classic singles, "The Show," and "La-Di-Da-Di," widely considered two of classic records.

Today, Fresh continues to tour and perform all over the world earning his reputation as "The World's Greatest Entertainer."

Happy Birthday, Doug E. Fresh!

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