Beatboxing, popularized by Doug E. Fresh, considered by many to be the "fifth element" of hip hop, is the vocal percussion of hip hop culture.
It is primarily concerned with the art of creating beats, rhythms, and melodies using the human mouth.
The term beatboxing is derived from the mimicry of the first generation of drum machines, then known as beatboxes.
As it is a way of creating hip-hop music, it can be categorized under the production element of hip-hop, though it does sometimes include a type of rapping intersected with the human-created beat.
Reeps One began beatboxing at 17 and over the last four years has become internationally recognised as a leading artist of the New School Beatbox Scene.
He is currently at the top of his game and was the UK Beatbox Championships TWO YEARS in a row (2009 & 2010).
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