Doug E. Fresh Owes $2 Million in Unpaid Taxes
(The BoomBox) — Hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh owes the IRS a pretty penny, apparently failing to pay over $2 million in taxes. According the Detroit News, the beat boxer owes $2,276,848 million in taxes. In an attempt to collect on the hefty bill, the IRS filed a lien against Fresh with the New York City register’s office in October. Ironically, Fresh, born Douglas E. Davis, has been in tax trouble before. In 2008, the New York native was being sought after by Uncle Sam for $367,000 in delinquent tax payments. Yet despite his financial issues, the 44-year-old has delved into other business ventures outside the music industry, opening a restaurant in Harlem last month. The eatery, Doug E’s was met with criticism after its opening was delayed by two years. Doug E’s, located in Harlem, specializes in a variety of fast food options including waffles and fried chicken.