Today marks the 36th anniversary of the release of Doug E. Fresh’s debut album, “Oh, My God!” The album was released on Reality Records in 1986 and was a critical and commercial success. It reached #21 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart and spawned the hit singles “The Show” and “La Di Da Di.”
“Oh, My God!” is considered one of the most important albums in hip-hop history. It was one of the first albums to showcase Doug E. Fresh’s beatboxing skills, which were revolutionary at the time. The album also featured a number of other talented musicians, including Slick Rick, Chill Will, and Barry B.
“Oh, My God!” is a classic album that has stood the test of time. It is a must-listen for any fan of hip-hop.
Doug E. Fresh’s “Oh, My God!” had a profound influence on hip-hop music. The album’s innovative use of beatboxing helped to popularize the technique and paved the way for other beatboxers, such as Rahzel and Biz Markie. The album’s singles, “The Show” and “La Di Da Di,” were also both major hits and helped to introduce Doug E. Fresh to a wider audience.
“Oh, My God!” is considered a classic album in hip-hop history and is still enjoyed by fans today. The album’s influence can be seen in the work of many other hip-hop artists, and it continues to inspire new generations of beatboxers.
In 2016, “Oh, My God!” was reissued by Rhino Entertainment as a remastered two-disc set. The reissue included the original album, as well as a bonus disc of remixes and rare tracks.
The reissue was met with critical acclaim. AllMusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars and called it “a landmark album that helped to define the sound of early hip-hop.”
“Oh, My God!” is a classic album that is still enjoyed by fans today. It is a must-have for any fan of hip-hop music.