Monday, May 9, 2005

Beatboxing Talking Good Game

WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Beatboxing is beating a path to respectability.

That’s according to Berry Blanton, co-founder of, who says beatboxing – vocal percussions based on the beats of hip hop music – is seeing its popularity skyrocket.

He credits the continuing success of hip hop and beatboxers like Doug E. Fresh and Rahzel with bringing beatboxing out from the underground and into the mainstream.

Thanks to the trend, Blanton’s website is getting video and audio submissions from more and more aspiring beatboxing visitors each month.

The vocal style is especially catching on with urban teens, Blanton says, adding kids are now just as likely to flow beats from their mouths as they are to flow lyrics.

He sees the trend continuing as long as hip hop stays popular and talented beatboxers keep on emerging.

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