- Doug E. Fresh
Old-school rapper and hip-hop activist Doug E. Fresh will perform at the Music Farm on New Year’s Day. It’s a last-minute booking that was announced on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 30).
The Harlem native — known among fans as the World’s Greatest Entertainer and the Original Human Beatbox — earned acclaim in the late ’80s with such hits as “The Show” and “La-Di-Da-Di.” Fresh has embraced hip-hop activism and used his voice to speak out against a variety of issues. He’s performed or recorded with fellow rap legends, including Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, Eminem, P. Diddy, and Dr. Dre. He’s also worked with artists in reggae, R&B, jazz, and gospel.