The (Lost) Art of Beatboxing (Playlist)

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Whatever happened to beatboxing? There was a time back in the day when it was so prominent, some even considered it the 5th element of hip-hop. Here’s a playlist of old school joints showcasing some of the skills of legendary beatboxers. You’ll hear music for DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, The Fat Boys, Biz Markie, Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh and more. Check it out below (and click here for the full playlist). Related: Classic audio of Rakim and Biz Markie rhyming in high school (Audio)