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  • n. The practice of using one’s mouth, lips, tongue, voice, etc. as a percussive instrument to create beats, rhythms and melodies for music, mainly hip hop.
  • v. Present participle of beatbox.


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  • The beatboxing is cool; it's when he lapses into distortion and other ear-piercing, atonal sound that I start wishing I were deaf.

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  • The cardboard props are a riot and Gollum beatboxing is breathtaking for all the wrong reasons, but I think it’s the rappers’ performances that sell me on this stuff.

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  • – QEH are a bit weird about that, although I’ve seen moshing there before now …) and after all the impressive beatboxing, especially Faith SFX, it came over as not as good or as innovative … they did some limp r ‘n’b numbers and MC Chips (yeah exactly) talked down to the audience after all that earlier demonstration and education in beatboxing, we don’t need another demonstration (1 po-tata!

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  • But instead of trying to deliver emotion which he has only done successfully with Marc Anthony's 'I Need to Know' and his last 2 songs last night, he relies on the gimmicky beatboxing, which is only tolerable in doses and is not a substitute for emotional singing.

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  • ML: Well, I waan tell you it name beatboxing still - that's when you play riddim wid your mouth. | Lead Stories

  • Williams and Nelson, 17, said Nelson came up with the idea of beatboxing as Williams sang

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  • Soul legend Irma Thomas is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the weekend, though Frank Chickens and all-female beatboxing outfit the Boxettes should also draw a crowd.

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  • But there's music by living composers, too: Mark-Anthony Turnage's Hammered Out, which premiered at the Proms in 2010, plus the first performances of Anna Meredith's HandsFree, a piece commissioned by NYO under the 20x12 scheme, which uses clapping, body percussion and human beatboxing.

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  • NECA Cappella Festival, London, Thu to 13 JanThe Swingle Singers curate a fest taking in barbershop harmonies, beatboxing and choral action.

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  • Over two sets in which he visibly unwound from a nervous start, Cullum rattled through originals, pop covers and standards, with a yearning account of Radiohead's High And Dry, and Fran Landesman's classic Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most – riskily but successfully joining intimate balladry to beatboxing – the highlights.

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