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Doug E. Fresh, Scientology celebrity

Current lifetime: Born September 17, 1966 in Barbados
Most famous for: Being the Human Beat Box
Joined Scientology: In 2001 through a former girlfriend, radio personality Tarsha Nicole Jones
Fun Scientology completion: Clear, 2006

Fresh shattering suppression: “People don’t know enough about it, so they come up with all types of bad things about it. The media has beaten it down and they never came in and checked it out.”

“I found it fascinating. It changed how I thought. I’ve learned how to look at things and not judge them but respect them and use it in a way that people understand that I respect them, show them love and respect their reality,” Fresh, born Douglas E. Davis, told Essence magazine in 2009. “I am the first Hip Hop artist to do it.”

Says our Celebrity Centre source: “Although he is a very skilled beat box artist and rapper his career has been inconsistent. This might account for why Scientology resonated with him. He was featured on the Joy Of Creating album, an attempt by Golden Era Production to make an album of Hubbard’s lyrics. Fresh did two songs on the album. One of the songs was written in 1974 when Hubbard was on the ship Apollo. He has performed at various large Scientology events. Lending his talents to make David Miscavige events look good — another talent shamelessly exploited.”


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