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The Fat Boys

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Among early rap’s most successful works, the Fat Kids parlayed a combined pounds of more than 750 pounds right into a comic novelty work that sustained them through many albums and strike singles. Originally referred to as the Disco 3, Brooklynites Tag “Prince Markie Dee” Morales, Damon “Kool Rock-Ski” Wimbley, and Darren “Buff the Human being Beat Package” Robinson earned a talent competition at Radio Town Music Hall in 1983, thanks a lot partly to Robinson’s skill for using his mouth area to improvise hip-hop rhythms and a number of sound files. The trio transformed their name and documented some good-time party anthems and tracks humorously exploiting their pounds; their first few information were made by Kurtis Blow and show fusions of hip-hop with reggae and rock and roll. The Fat Kids hit their industrial peak with 1987’s platinum LP Crushin’, a assortment of amusing party tunes that included popular collaboration using the Seaside Kids, “Wipeout.” The group got the chance to star within the humor film Disorderlies that yr. RETURNING Hard Once again essentially repeated the method of Crushin’; the cover this time around was “The Twist (Yo’ Twist),” which presented support from Chubby Checker. Nevertheless, audience tastes had been changing, as well as the Extra fat Kids’ gimmicky novelty work was quickly getting moveé. The group attempted to increase their creative and street trustworthiness using the ill-advised “rap opera” On and On, which quickly stiffed and prefaced the group’s break up. Prince Markie Dee documented a solo record in 1992 and continued to an effective R&B songwriting/making career. Robinson passed away of a coronary attack in Dec 1995.

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Full Name The Fat Boys
Music Songs Wipeout, Stick 'Em, Human Beat Box, Can You Feel It?, All You Can Eat, Jail House Rap, Don't You Dog Me, Baby, You're a Rich Man, The Fat Boys Are Back, Are You Ready for Freddy, Hard Core Reggae, Coming Back Hard Again, Crushin', Don't Be Stupid, The Place to Be, Lie-Z, Just Loungin', Krush Groovin', Louie, Louie, Pump It Up, International Love, Fat Boys Promo, Protect Yourself / My Nuts, Fat Boys Interview B, All Day Lover, Mack Daddy, Rock the House, Y'all, Pig Feet, Fat Boys Dance, Rock Ruling, The Twist, Boys Will Be Boys
Albums Crushin', Big & Beautiful, The Fat Boys Are Back, Fat Boys, All Meat No Filler: The Best of Fat Boys
Nominations Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Single, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Singer/Group


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit Wonderland 2017 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Rap Critic Reviews 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ping Pong Summer 2014 performer: "Stick 'Em"
Rude Tube 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game performer: "Human Beat Box"
Price of Glory 2000 performer: "Roving Gangster Rollin'" - as Fat Boys
She-Devil 1989 performer: "It's Getting Hot", "Party Up"
Fat Boys: Are You Ready for Freddy 1988 Video short performer: "Are you Ready for Freddy"
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988 performer: "Are You Ready For Freddy?"
The Freddy Krueger Special 1988 TV Movie performer: "Are You Ready For Freddy?"
Disorderlies 1987 performer: "Rock Rulin'", "Baby You're a Rich Man", "Wipe Out"
Knights of the City 1986 performer: "Jailhouse Rap"
Krush Groove 1985 performer: "Don't You Dog Me", "Pump It Up - Let's Get Funky", "All You Can Eat", "Fat Boys", "Krush Groovin'"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Police Academy: The Series 1988 TV Series title song performed by - 8 episodes
Fat Boys: Are You Ready for Freddy 1988 Video short composer: additional music

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Police Academy: The Series 1989 TV Series The Fat Boys

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fat Boys: Are You Ready for Freddy 1988 Video short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 1988 MTV Video Music Awards 1988 TV Special Themselves
The Freddy Krueger Special 1988 TV Movie Themselves
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Themselves
Soul Train 1985 TV Series Themselves - Guests

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Kids' Choice Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Singer/Group · Mark Morales (artist)
· Damon Wimbley (artist)
· Darren Robinson (artist)
· Kurtis Blow (artist)
1988 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Vocalist


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