29-year-old Spencer Polanco Knight is better known as Spencer X – or, as he describes himself in his YouTube and TikTok bios, the “man of mouth music”. With 54.4 million followers and over 1 billion likes on TikTok, he has built a massive following with his combination of beatbox videos, tutorials and sketches.
The first of the three beatbox kings of the 1980s was Darren ‘Buffy’ Robinson, a member of hip-hop crew The Fat Boys. Buffy championed the iconic bass-heavy breathing technique and was for many people their first exposure to beatboxing due to the popularity of The Fat Boys.
Its early pioneers include Doug E. Fresh, the self-proclaimed first “human beatbox” (and arguably its most famous practitioner); Swifty, the first to implement the inhale sound technique; Buffy, who helped perfect many beatbox techniques; and Wise, who contributed significantly to the spread of beatboxing.
Again, if we want to list world champions, we should mention the current world champion, Alem. Alem is a French beatboxer and one of the fastest beatboxers in the world.
It depends on the job and the time – so there are a lot of variables involved – but the best I’ve made in a day is around $500 to $600. It must have been a holiday. A good day costs $300, but if you’re stuck in a bad spot, it can be $50. It really depends.
“Beat Box,” a song by 18-year-old Jacksonville rapper SpotemGottem, goes through different incarnations so quickly that Billboard doesn’t quite have the institutional vocabulary to describe what’s going on . Mainly thanks to TikTok, “Beat Box” has become one of the songs of the moment.
Jack Codling, better known as Codfish, is an Australian beatboxer. He is best known for his melodic style and use of the throated bass.
Is beatboxing easy? Like any skill, beatboxing takes a lot of practice. It might come a little more naturally to people who understand the basic principles of creating a drumbeat, but anyone can learn how to beatbox with enough dedication.
You may have noticed that the world of beatboxing is getting more and more popular. There are more beatboxers, beatbox fans and people who know a lot about this art form than ever before.
Why do beatboxers cover their mouths? There are two main reasons for covering their mouths: first, so they don’t spit at anyone, and second, to give some space for the sound to echo.
‘Tom Thum is the best in beatboxing Australia has to offer and shows incredible talent.
Jacksonville, Fla. rapper SpotEmGottem’s breakout hit “Beat Box” changed his entire career. In the past year he has released no fewer than seven official versions of the song, including remixes with Pooh Shiesty, DaBaby, NLE Choppa, Mulatto and Shenseea.
The first and only two-time Beatbox Battle World Championship winner, Ms. Mullady, 27, is known for incorporating song, poetry and other theatrics performances. She was also the first woman to defeat a man in a national competition.
ALEXINHO | 2018 World Beatbox Battle Champion
Alexinho is the 2018 World Beatbox Battle Champion.
Swissbeatbox, also abbreviated SBX, is an organization founded by Andreas “Pepouni” Fraefel and Kilian “Kilaa” So. It is best known for its YouTube channel, which posts beatbox content on a daily basis.
Kaila Mullady is a New York based performer – The 2015 & 2018 World Beatbox Champion, becoming the first person in history to win the championship twice. She was also the 2014 America Vice Beatbox Champion, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Loop Station Champion and three-time reigning Beatrhyme Champion.