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Fat Boys (aka Disco 3): Fat Boys

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Summary

The Fat Boys were the highest profiled hip hop group in the early 1980's next to Run DMC. They were part of the first corporate sponsored rap concert (Fresh Fest), they were featured in the movie Krush Groove, one of the first rap groups to travel to Europe, and they sold hefty amounts of records and continued to balloon throughout the decade.

Their beginnings were humble like most but quickly catapulted into full stardom. Appearances on radio, TV, full tours, magazine spreads and they even had their own embroidered satin jackets! Their first single; "Reality" under the name Disco 3 was released unnoticed and that's when their fearless management of Charles Stettler and Lynda West decided to bring in one of the hottest names in rap at the time to produce; Kurtis Blow.

The single "Fat Boys" with Kurtis became a instant hit and it also became the new name of the group. Kurt enlisted his music team to assemble what became the debut album by the Fat Boys. Larry Smith (Run DMC's producer and arranger), Davy DMX, Don Blackman, and a whole slew of other session players laid the raw backbeat for the three boys from Brooklyn to rock the house!

What separated their album from the majority of other rap records at the time was the pure rawness of the songs. The humorous element dominated the record but there was a prime roughness to their style that gave them a hardcore edge.

Songs like Stick 'Em, Fat Boys, The Place To Be & Human Beat Box easily display their boisterousness.

The added jewels to this re-issue are the Mr. Magic (RIP) radio interviews. The growth of the group can be heard first hand between an early interview before their debut album and one after success. The unlisted 15th track is also a piece of lost audio history as it's Mr. Magic announcing the Disco 3 as the winners of the Tin Pan Apple After Dark Dance & Rap Contest at Radio City Music Hall (May 23rd, 1983); where the group got their record deal.

This deluxe reissue serves up the classic rap album for the first time in 28 years, fully remastered with all the necessary ingredients...ALL YOU CAN EAT!

Track Listing

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1. Jail House Rap
Producers: Kurtis Blow
Year: 1984
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2. Stick 'Em
Producers: Kurtis Blow
Year: 1984
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3. Can You Feel It?
Producers: Kurtis Blow
Year: 1984
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4. Fat Boys
Producers: Kurtis Blow
Year: 1984
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5. The Place To Be
Producers: Kurtis Blow
Year: 1984
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6. Human Beat Box
Producers: Kurtis Blow
Year: 1984
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7. Don't You Dog Me
Producers: Kurtis Blow
Year: 1984
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8. Reality (1st Disco 3 12" Single) (Bonus)
Producers: James Mason
Year: 1983
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9. International Love (Promo Only B-Side To 'Fat Boys') (Bonus)
Producers: Kurtis Blow
Year: 1983
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10. All You Can Eat (From Krush Groove Soundtrack) (Bonus)
Producers: Kurtis Blow
Year: 1984
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11. Fat Boys Promo (Mr. Magic's Rap Attack) (Bonus)
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12. Fat Boys And Charlie Stettler Interview (Mr. Magic's Rap Attack) (Bonus Interview)
Year: 1984
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13. Fat Boys Interview A (Mr. Magic's Rap Attack) (Bonus Interview)
Year: 1984
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14. Fat Boys Interview B (Mr. Magic's Rap Attack) (Bonus Interview)
Year: 1984
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Total Comments: 14
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 7/2/2013 12:12:00 AM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: This is classic, everybody who likes music should own this!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/8/2013 9:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 80.123.235)
Location: Queens
Comment: this is hip hop.Prince markie dee was my neighbor in queens.i remember buffy said to me."yo shorty get this 40 For me and ill buy you one.That was at Pop & Kim`s back in the days.Aaaa Da Memories.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/8/2013 10:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 2.86.4.150)
Location: lynchburg, va.
Comment: keep it old school!!!! straight classic material!!!!!!keep it coming!!!!!!!!!!!
Name: (Posted: 11/19/2012 7:39:00 PM; Partial IP: .31.34.238)
Location: All City
Comment: karma from Brick Records in Boston did this - he does all these nut packages for that Get On Down label - all the Wu and Cold Chillin' re-issues he did - purple tape and gza chess set act... he is the only one making moves in advanced art and taking to the next level. The packing he did for Brick's Blacastan and Headnodic CDs were amazing as well
Name: (Posted: 11/15/2012 12:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 132.41.161)
Location: Wherever my coupons send me
Comment: This needs to come with bread sticks.
Name: (Posted: 6/20/2012 5:20:00 AM; Partial IP: 41.15.30.1)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Comment: The innovative and creative packaging and the bonus tracks make this great album even greater! Can't wait! :)
Name: (Posted: 6/10/2012 4:41:00 AM; Partial IP: .31.113.21)
Location: washington d.c.
Comment: about got damn time grade a hip hop all the way no fake stuff like all this hip pop today
Name: (Posted: 6/8/2012 11:34:00 AM; Partial IP: .200.1.106)
Location: Chicago
Comment: I CAN'T WAIT!!!
Name: (Posted: 6/7/2012 12:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.51.49.16)
Location: Denver
Comment: The Fat Boys are the ones who lured me in in the first place.
Name: (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 6/3/2012 6:12:00 PM; Partial IP: .69.176.50)
Location: Boston, MA
Comment: @Old Skool - same here! I think Stick 'Em was one of the first rap songs I really remember clearly. I was given this album as a copy on a cassette when I was either 6 or 7 years old, back in the early 80's. The packaging of this CD is one of the coolest I have seen in a long time and this album is a classic! I was just bumping this in my car and it made me smile every time the Human Beatbox would do his thing. Purchase this CD if you love hip hop and want a great collectible.
Name: (Posted: 6/1/2012 3:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.138.129)
Location: Indiana
Comment: First rap music I ever heard!! Saw the video for "Fat Boys" on local music video show, MV50, loved every minute of the Human Beat Box's sounds!!! A classic must-own...
Name: (Posted: 5/10/2012 9:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .57.44.168)
Location: Planet Earth
Comment: Can't wait....
Name: (Posted: 4/26/2012 5:27:00 PM; Partial IP: .70.96.226)
Location: new jeru
Comment: Bringing back the classix. Love it,definitely copping it,just to have it on cd.
Name: (Posted: 4/24/2012 1:18:00 AM; Partial IP: .77.135.21)
Location: bX NY
Comment: Collectable !! Must Be traffic ENT @ WK !! Keep these classics coming , & imma Keep buying em
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