Doug E. Fresh
A legend of Old School Hip-Hop, Doug E. Fresh contributed one of the most classic joints in the art form's history with his 1985 super-single, "The Show" b/w "La Di Da Di." His posse the Get Fresh Crew featured a young rapper by the name of MC Ricky D, who would later achieve mass fame as Slick Rick. They released a number of singles in the mid-1980s, though none would surpass the influence and longevity of their biggest hit. Featuring Fresh's exceptional beat-boxing skills and humorous rhymes from both him and Rick, the record inspired a slew of imitators and admirers: Snoop Dogg even covered "La Di Da Di" on his solo debut. Doug released several albums over the course of the nineties but never recaptured his early success. He has also worked with a variety of artists including Prince, Luke, and Grover Washington, Jr. In 1999 he hooked up with Slick Rick, beatboxing on his album Art Of Storytelling.