Fat Boys

The Fat Boys were a hip-hop group from Brooklyn, New York, consisting of members Darren “Buff Love” Robinson, Mark “Prince Markie Dee” Morales, and Damon “Kool Rock-Ski” Wimbley. The group rose to fame in the mid-1980s with their unique blend of beatboxing, humorous lyrics, and catchy beats.

The Fat Boys were discovered by Kurtis Blow, who helped them land a record deal with Sutra Records. Their debut album, “Fat Boys,” was released in 1984 and included the hit single “Jailhouse Rap.” The album also featured the group’s signature beatboxing, which was performed by Darren Robinson.

The group’s second album, “The Fat Boys Are Back,” was released in 1985 and included the hit single “The Twist (Yo, Twist!).” The album was a commercial success and helped to solidify the Fat Boys as one of the leading acts in hip-hop at the time.

In 1987, the Fat Boys made their acting debut in the film “Disorderlies,” which was a comedy about three overweight orderlies who cause chaos in a wealthy man’s home. The film was a moderate success and helped to expand the group’s fan base beyond the world of hip-hop.

Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the Fat Boys continued to release albums and tour extensively. They also collaborated with a number of other artists, including Chubby Checker, The Beach Boys, and Morris Day and The Time.

However, as the hip-hop genre began to shift towards a more serious and socially conscious tone in the early 1990s, the Fat Boys’ popularity began to decline. The group released their final album, “The Fat Boys Are Back Again,” in 1991 and disbanded shortly thereafter.

In the years since their breakup, the Fat Boys have been remembered as pioneers of the hip-hop genre and as one of the most successful groups of the 1980s. Their unique blend of humor, beatboxing, and catchy beats helped to pave the way for future generations of hip-hop artists and their legacy continues to be felt in the genre today.

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