November 29, 2016 at 7:34 AM
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Agree with all of you guys. Moving around the stage is important, as is synchronizing your actions with your beats. If you watch the old Fatboys videos (or any other live old school rap shows, i.e. Tribe Called Quest), their comical, exaggerated actions and gestures are as much a part of their performance as the sound they produce. Beatboxing is no different, I think. In fact, moving your body in weird ways to the beat can enhance the illusion you’re trying to produce.
A lot of Rahzel’s old videos are not very technical at all, nothing a modern experienced beatboxer couldn’t produce. But he has huge stage presence. He also uses silence effectively, and amps up the crowd, especially when does the melody to that white stripes song.
At the risk of sounding like an old beatbox geezer, I believe modern day beatboxers have good stage presence, but not nearly what those of yesteryear used to have. So the bottom line is, move around a lot and link your movements to your sound!