The art of making drum machine-esque sounds utilizing one's own body (generally with parts of the mouth). Popular in rap music during the 80s.

Also, more particularly: Darren Robinson. AKA: Buffy, Buff Love, Comrade Box, The Ox That Rocks, DJ Dr. Nice, etc. The master of said art, who is sadly deceased.
This is the lyrics to the beat boxing in the Fat Boys classic: "Human Beat Box"




* = roll of tongue
B = Bass drum
P = Snare drum
S = cymbal
V = slow rotation of turn table

*brrrrrr stick 'em
ha ha ha stick 'em
*brrrrrr stick 'em
ha ha ha stick 'em
*brrrrrr stick 'em
ha ha ha stick 'em
gonna rock a beat box with the fresh funky rhythm

B 
(gorilla grunting) huh uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh
B huh uh P huh uh B huh uh huh uh P huh uh huh uh huh B P
huh uuuuhhhh huh uuuuuh huh uuuuuh huh

B SS B P SS B S B S B P SS B B SS B P SS B S B S B P SSS B
B SS B P SS B S B S B P B S B P S B S B S B P B 
BP BP BP BP BP BP BV huh uh huh uh BV huh uh huh uh BV huh uh

B P B ah P ah, B ah B P ah B ah B ah B P ah
B. 

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