The Skinny Boys

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The Skinny Boys
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Background information
OriginBridgeport, Connecticut
GenresHip hop
Years active1985–current
LabelsWarlock, Jive/RCA
Associated actsFat Boys, Juice Crew, Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Heavy D and the Boyz, DJ Chuck Chillout
MembersSuperman Jay
Shockin' Shawn
The Human Jock Box

The Skinny Boys are an American hip hop group originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Skinny Boys members are 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 and their single 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 its 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.[1] 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).

Workaholics theme song[edit]

The single "Jockbox" was used as the theme song of the Comedy Central television series Workaholics There is a school in Japan where the 6th grade children use the skinny boys for "Fresh Friday".[2]



  1. ^ Weightless, Traffic (The Orchard), 2006-03-28, retrieved 2017-11-03
  2. ^ "The 100 Best Hip-Hop One-Hit Wonders61. The Skinny Boys "Jockbox" (1986)". Complex. Retrieved 2017-11-03.

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