Archive | February 1, 2013

Amazing Video of Man Beatboxing at an Incredible Speed

Beatboxing, or using your own voice to simulate a variety of musical instruments, is no easy feat. But an amazing French beatboxer has taken the art to a whole new level: Call it speed beatboxing. In his most recent video uploaded to YouTube, Alem, as he is known, sets a metronome to various lightning-quick beats-per-minute rates and beatboxes along with it.

He starts with slower beats and then gradually increases the bpm to a rate of 176, at which point he sounds like a human drum machine or a thousand kids tap dancing simultaneously. As one commenter put it, “Ok, you are so amazing I don’t know what to say.” The video has had over 190,000 views in the two weeks since he posted it.