Good at it? Probably not. But we should do it regularly, good or bad! Myself and most drummers I know vocalize the instrument as much as we tap our hands and feet. There's an old saying: "if you can't sing it, you can't play it." What is beatboxing besides "singing" rhythms? There's an entire section in the book Studio and Big Band Drumming devoted to speaking swing rhythms.With our understanding of rhythm, beats, and different percussion instruments we should be killing it. It should be easy for us to get good at it with minimal effort, no?
Really? You don't see any value in connecting the mental thought of a rhythm, to the execution of that rhythm by muscular movement (your mouth and vocal chords)? We do the same thing as drummers, just with different muscles. In both tasks, a neural impulse is translated to a muscular movement.I don't see how using the lips, tongue, vocal chords, cheeks, et.al. has any correlation to drumming at all other than keeping rhythm. The skills are more related to singing than drumming.