The Skinny Boys

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The Skinny Boys
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Background information
Origin Bridgeport, Connecticut
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1985–current
Labels Warlock, Jive/RCA
Associated acts Fat Boys, Juice Crew, Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Heavy D and the boys
Website coming
Members Superman Jay
Shockin' Shawn
The Human Jock Box

Skinny Boys are an American hip hop group originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut, with members Shockin' Shawn (Shaun Harrison), Superman Jay (James J. Harrison), and The Human Jock Box (Jacque D. Lloyd). The Skinny Boys were influenced by the much more prominent hip hop pioneers The Fat Boys; The Human Jock Box was influenced by The Fat Boys' member Human Beat Box. They are not to be confused with the British rock band, The Skinny Boys.

The Skinny Boys started their career on the independent record label Bush, run by Rhonda Bush. Its first release was a 12-inch single "Awesome" b/w "Skinny Boys" in 1985. The New York City-based label Warlock Records signed the group in 1986. That year it released two more singles, "Jockbox" and "Unity", as well as an album, Weightless. Featured on Weightless were a handful of human beatbox songs such as "Jockbox" and "Get Funky".

The group went on to sign with Jive Records and had a handful of releases including Skinny & Proud and Skinny (They Can't Get Enough).

The single "Jockbox" has taken on a second life as the theme song of the hit Comedy Central television series Workaholics.



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