“The Fat Boys are back, and you know they can never be whack!!!”
This rhyme was printed on a media release announcing the momentous comeback of The Fat Boys to the music scene.
The group, originally formed in 1982, has decided to make a comeback in 2009. This will be the first track that Prince Markie Dee and Kool Rock-Ski have recorded together in 20 years. Their biggest hit in the past was a collaboration with the Beach Boys on a cover of The Surfaris’ “Wipe Out” on 1987’s Crushin’.
The Fat Boys have released seven studio albums, all of which garnered platinum results by selling a million copies in the U.S.
They are working hard to get noticed in the music world again, recently working with Philadelphia MC/producer Elijah to record “Unity”. According to chartattack.com, an album, tour, reality television show to find a third Fat Boy and a daytime children’s cartoon are in the works. The site also reveals The Fat Boys’ deal with InGrooves and Cleopatra Records to re-record “Wipeout” and “Human Beatbox.”
The Fat Boys will be missing a huge presence in their group without founding member Darren Robinson. Robinson, known as ‘The Human Beat Box’, pioneered the act of beat-boxing. He died of a heart attack in 1995 at the age of 28. Reports put Robinson at 450 pounds at his time of death.