Durron Maurice Butler known as Turbo B, is an American musician, rapper and beatboxer. He was once the frontman of the German electronic music group Snap!
After completing a period of service with the United States Army in Germany, Butler went on tour with The Fat Boys. He was soon discovered by the managers of Snap!, and contributed to the albums World Power and The Madman’s Return and their respective number one hits, “The Power” and “Rhythm Is a Dancer”.
After leaving Snap!, Butler pursued a solo career and also formed the group Centory, which has several minor hits. Butler is known to tour with other artists who were prominent in the 1990s. He has since contributed to singles by Victoria Silvstedt, H-Blockx, Master Blaster and Regi Penxten.
“The Power” became a major international hit, and Butler became recognizable as the frontman of the group. To promote the record he toured widely with Snap!, rapping his lyrics and also playing drums.
With the release of Snap!’s second album, Butler wanted the first single to be “Color of Love”. “Rhythm Is a Dancer” was planned to be the first single, however he reportedly hated the song, especially his now infamous line “I’m serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer”. In December 1991 he got his wish but “Color of Love” went fairly unnoticed in the UK and US charts. Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti then insisted on releasing “Rhythm Is a Dancer” as the second single. It became the group’s second major international hit. Butler left Snap! shortly after due to growing dissent with the group and its managers.
In 2000 Snap! and Turbo B rejoined for a comeback, and released the single “Gimme a Thrill”. The single failed to chart and their planned upcoming album One Day on Earth was subsequently never released.