Sound stylings by a human beatbox: James "AudioPoet" Burchfield on

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Human beatbox James “AudioPoet” Burchfield performs an intricate three-minute breakdown — sexy, propulsive hip-hop rhythms and turntable textures — all using only his voice. (Recorded February 2003 in Monterey, California. Duration: 04:43.)

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