Born in Christ Church, Barbados, Dough E. Fresh, also known as Douglas E. Davis, was one of the pioneers of hip hop. He rose to fame in the early 80s performing hip hop tracks with fellow artists, Slick Rick and RUN DMC and the Get Fresh Crew. His songs, “The Show”, and “La-Di-Da”, in which he performed his signature beat boxing and Slick Rick provided the vocals, became two of the earliest bona-fide hip hop hits. Slick Rick left the group a year later, and Doug E. Fresh and the Fresh Crew produced one more hit single among two albums. He went on to release singles and albums intermittently throughout the early 90s, but was not able to recapture his early 80s success. In the mid-90s, he released a critically acclaimed album with Slick Rick. The mid-2000s saw him resurging with a performance on “American Idol”. In 2010, Cali Swag Group, a rap group, wrote and performed the song, “Teach Me How to Dougie”, which showcased some of his old dance moves. He went on to teach “the Dougie” as part of multiple shows, including the BET Pre-Awards Show and the Soul Train Awards.