Fatman Scoop (real name Isaac Freeman III) is a New York City hip hop artist and producer. He is best known for the track "Be Faithful" with the Crooklyn Clan which went to number one in the UK and Ireland in late 2003 and top 5 in Australia. The song has been a favourite in clubs around the world for years but it took two years to clear the samples from Jay-Z, Black Sheep, Queen Pen, the Beatnuts and Faith Evans. The track takes its name from the sample of Evans singing. The follow up "It Takes Scoop" reached the top 5 in the UK, the top 20 in Ireland and the top 40 in Australia in 2004.
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The follow up
"It Takes Scoop" reached the top 5 in the UK, the top 20 in Ireland and the top 40 in Australia in 2004.
Fatman Scoop (real name Isaac Freeman III) is a New York City hip hop artist and producer.  (http://www.flaminglips.com/content/film/). "It Takes Scoop" (single) (2004). In addition to their EPs, The Lips have been working for several years on a feature film entitled Christmas on Mars, with a predicted release date of Christmas 2005, though it should be noted that the film has been delayed two years already, originally scheduled to be released Christmas 2003. "Be Faithful" (single) (2003). After Yoshimi, The Flaming Lips released a series of EPs in the same vein of their previous album's robotic theme and containing remixed songs from Yoshimi, including Fight Test EP and Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell EP. In 2002, Q magazine named The Flaming Lips as one of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die".
The loss of their former guitarist Ronald Jones, after the album Clouds Taste Metallic, brought the band to its current state. The band's current line-up consists of Wayne Coyne, Michael Ivins, and Steven Drozd. Also the LPs In A Priest Driven Ambulance and Hit To Death In The Future Head featured guitarist Jonathan Donahue, who would later go on to form and front for Mercury Rev. Several of the band's records are produced by unofficial fourth member Dave Fridmann of Mercury Rev, with whom the Flaming Lips are often compared.
Considered much more accessible than any of their previous albums, Yoshimi is widely considered to be The Flaming Lips' first critical commercial success after nearly twenty years of existing as a band. In 2002, The Flaming Lips released the full-length Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots to much critical acclaim. Marrying more traditional catchy melodies with languid synthetic strings, hypnotic, carefully manipulated beats, booming cymbals and oddball, philosophical lyrics (sung much more strongly than on earlier releases), the album was one of the underground hits of the year, widely considered to be one of the best albums of the entire decade. Though their experimental endeavours received some press, their real breakthrough came with the massively acclaimed 1999 release, The Soft Bulletin.
Following their experimental Zaireeka (1997), a four-CD album which is intended to be heard by playing all four CDs in four separate CD players simultaneously, the band conducted a series of "boombox experiments", where an orchestra comprising up to 40 volunteers with modified "boombox"-type tape players was "conducted" - directed to vary the volume, speed or tone of the tape they were playing (all of which were made by the band) - by the band's lead member, Wayne Coyne. Clouds Taste Metallic was released to much critical fanfare in late 1995, though did not achieve the commercial success of its predecessor. The Lips were even featured on the popular teen television series Beverly Hills 90210 in March of 1995. Strangely enough, Transmissions spawned a top ten Modern Rock hit with "She Don't Use Jelly", peaking at number 9 in 1995.
By 1994 they were gaining a respectable cult following and some college radio airplay with their album Transmissions from the Satellite Heart. in 1990. They languished in relative obscurity for long periods of their history, releasing their first four albums on a minor label (Restless Records) before being picked up by Warner Bros. The Flaming Lips are Providing Needles For Your Balloons.. (an EP) and Talkin' Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever) (a song from Hit To Death In The Future Head).
They are also known for their bizarre and frequently humorous song and album titles, perhaps the most infamous examples being Due to high expectations.. The band is known for its catchy, dreamy guitar-led melodies, overlaid on signature complex and fast-paced drum beats and accompanied by idiosyncratic usage of samples. Over time the line-up has changed constantly, with Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins providing a stable foundation. The Flaming Lips are an American rock band with psychedelic influences, formed in 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Mark Coyne, Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins.
Christmas on Mars (2005). Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell (2003). Fight Test (2003). Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots part 1 (2003).
Do You Realize?? (2002). Waitin' For A Superman (1999). Race For The Prize (1999). Brainville (1996).
This Here Giraffe (1996). Bad Days (1995). Turn It On (1995). The Flaming Lips are Providing Needles For Your Balloons.. (1994).
Due to high expectations.. She Don't Use Jelly (1993). But Wastin Pigs Is Still Radical (1991) (first WB single). Yeah, I Know It's A Drag..
Unconsciously Screamin' (1991). Drug Machine (1988) (released on Sub Pop). The Flaming Lips (1984). LateNightTales (2005).
At War With the Mystics (2005). The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg (2002). Finally the Punk Rockers are Taking Acid (2002). Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002).
The Soft Bulletin (1999). Zaireeka (1997). Clouds Taste Metallic (1995). Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (1993).
Hit To Death In The Future Head (1992) (first WB album). In A Priest Driven Ambulance (1990). Telepathic Surgery (1989). Oh My Gawd!!! (1987).
Hear It Is (1986).